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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

Work begins on improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

10/04/2018

Work will begin this week on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.


The boat ramp will be closed from Monday, 9 April 2018 until construction is complete, which is expected to be in July 2018.


The jetty and boat ramp were damaged during a storm event in 2016, and a new structure has been designed to provide improved launching capacity for boats and kayaks and to better withstand future severe weather events.


The upgraded jetty and boat ramp will complement recent improvements to visitor facilities at Fortescue Bay, including a new amenities block at the Banksia campground and day use shelter with barbecues, picnic table and seating.


The work has been timed to avoid the busy peak summer-Easter period, but before winter conditions limit the ability to undertake the work.


The jetty and boat ramp project is being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with Marine and Safety Tasmania.


Alternative boat ramps on the Tasman Peninsula are available at Pirates Bay and Garden Point (Port Arthur).