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Have your say on Freycinet

12/06/2018

Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan.More

Ben Lomond recovery works update

31/05/2018

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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."