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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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).