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Overland Track bookings open with a rush

18/07/2017

Tasmania's iconic world-renowned bushwalks are a key driver behind the boom in visitor numbers to the state, and bookings for the Overland Track walking season have opened with a rush for the peak summer period.More

Works under way to improve safety at Bruny Island Neck

07/07/2017

Bruny Island Main Road at The Neck will soon be a safer environment for road users, visitors and wildlife, with road and car park improvements starting this week.More

Productive summer on the Overland Track

27/06/2017

The Overland Track's summer works program has seen gains in sanitation, historic heritage conservation works and track improvements.More

Reducing the risk of flood debris beach fires

27/01/2017

PWS North-West operations manager, Brendon Clark, said the burn was in response to a number of recent illegal fires at the beach, where there was a signficant amount of timber debris from the floods last year.


"It's been a cooperative effort by concerned stakeholders such as the Central Coast Council, TFS and our fire management staff. The council provided the machinery to move the timber into piles suitable for burning, where they were assisted by Green Army participants. The burn was undertaken by PWS and TFS," Mr Clark said.


Mr Clark said the flood debris in itself is not an issue, but illegal beach fires adjacent to coastal vegeation have the potential to impact on nearby communities in certain conditions.


"We're now in a fire permit period and the risks associated with the summer bushfire season are increasing, so removing this fuel also reduces the number of call-outs that impact on TFS and PWS resources.


"We would also ask the cooperation of the community in recognising the risk of lighting fires near coastal vegetation. We remain concerned about the risk posed by arson fires on the North-West coast."