Eucalypts and rocks view from Mt Dial
View from Mount Dial (photograph: Jess Bonde)

Dial Range Recreation Management Plan

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​​Feedback on how the Dial Range reserve will be managed in a sustainable way that is compatible with the natural, cultural and social values of the land will be sought at community forums and online.  Recreation clubs and regular users of the Dial Range reserves will also be invited to be part of a project reference group.  

The Dial Range attracts a diverse range of users from mountain bike riders, to walkers, hikers, horse riding and those undertaking natural . It is also popular for recreational vehicle use including trail bikes, all-terrain vehicles and four wheel drives.

The recreation management plan, which is jointly funded between the PWS and Council, will replace the current plan which was created in 2000.

Background information

The current Dial Range Recreation Management Plan 2000 is available here.

The Dial Range Recreation Management Plan Supplement 2000 is available here.

Invitation to participate

PWS and the Central Coast Council invites public participation in the review of the Dial Range Recreation Management Plan.

Community forums

Two public forums will be held to talk about the natural and cultural values of the Dial Range and recreational use, issues and ideas.

Community Forum 1 – Natural and cultural values of the Dial Range
Date & Time: 19 February at 5:30pm – 7pm
Location: Dial Park Sports Complex, Dial Park Road, Penguin
Click here to register

Community Forum 2 – Recreational use of the Dial Range
Date & Time: 20 February at 5:30pm – 7pm
Location: Dial Park Sports Complex, Dial Park Road, Penguin
 Click here to register

Written submissions

PWS and the Central Coast Council invites public participation via written submission.  Below are three questions to help inform your written submission:

  • What recreational use and activities do you undertake in the Dial Range?
  • Are there any issues that impact on your access, use and experience of the Dial Range?
  • What ideas would you like to see considered in the Dial Range Management Plan for improving your recreational access, use and experience?

If you would like to keep informed about future engagement opportunities and review of the Draft Dial Range Recreation Management Plan, please include your name and email address with your written submission.

Written submissions must be received by 23:59 on 18 March 2020.
Submissions can be forwarded to:
Mail:  Dial Range Project Manager
Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 809
Ulverstone TAS 7315

Confidentiality of submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website at once consideration of submissions has concluded.
No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information.  We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.
Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.
The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties. 

Important information to note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.  You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.