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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife staff prepare for bushfire season

​Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responsible for more than 50 per cent of the state’s land area and are well advanced with preparations for this year’s fire season.

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Community urged to protect shorebird habitat

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling on the community to help protect vital shorebird habitat at the start of the bird breeding season.

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New management plans to future-proof Maria Island

​The community will be engaged in the development of revised management plans for Maria Island and its marine reserve that will ensure the heritage and natural values are protected.

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New shared use track at Freycinet National Park

​Walkers and cyclists will be able to safely move from the Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre to the Wineglass Bay carpark with the opening of a new shared use track.

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Tenders called to construct Windermere overnight node

The Tasmanian Government is calling for tenders to construct a new thermal efficienct hut at the Lake Windermere overnight node on the Overland Track.

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Date extended for feedback on Ben Lomond National Park shelter

The PWS has extended the closing date for community feedback on Stage 1 (replacement shelter) concept plans for the new public shelter at Ben Lomond National Park by two weeks.

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Strahan whale stranding

Marine conservation experts mapped out a rescue response on Monday 21 September in relation to a mass whale stranding on Tasmania’s west coast.

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New public shelter at Ben Lomond - invitation to view plans

Plans can be viewed on Sat 19th September from 3-6pm at Evandale Memorial Hall

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Feedback sought on fire management planning for the TWWHA

​The PWS is seeking feedback on fire management for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).

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New registration and booking system

Find out how to book for new registration and booking systems for overnight walks, campgrounds and attractions.

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Buttongrass plains

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Draft licence issued to test wind resource on West Coast

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Track contractors near Lake Judd

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Post fire track recovery

The effort continues to repair roads and tracks extensively damaged by the bushfires of 2018-19.

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PWS weather station

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Increased weather intelligence from the TWWHA

New weather station provides up-to-date data from the TWWHA

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Reduced fees for Three Capes Track

To encourage Tasmanians to explore their own backyard, the fee to explore the Tasman Peninsula on the PWS Three Capes Track Experience has been discounted.

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Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks from 1 September 2020.

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Darlington Probation Station at Maria Island National Park

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Celebration for Tasmania's World Heritage convict sites

Australian Convict Sites celebrate 10 year anniversary

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Mt Nelson Signal Station 1923

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Mount Nelson Signal Station improvements

Major landscaping and site works have improved the access at Mount Nelson Signal Station.

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The Waterfall Valley hut on the Overland Track. Path covered in snow leading up to the hut bathed in sun.

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Walkers to rest in new Waterfall Valley Hut

Bushwalkers trekking the Overland Track can now rest overnight in a new, simple, energy efficient hut at Waterfall Valley.

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Take care in our parks and reserves

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Safety during COVID-19

Safety precautions for visitors

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Cradle Mountain Gateway offically open

​A world-class gateway to Cradle Mountain was officially opened on Monday 15 June.

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Park pass expiry dates extended and walker fees reduced

The Tasmanian Government has announced an extension of all annual and two year parks passes by three months and a fee reduction for Overland Track walkers.

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Wandering albatross numbers flourish on Macquarie Island

​​The largest number of Wandering albatross nests in more than 10 years have been observed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Frenchmans Cap Track views

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New Recreation Zone Plan for Frenchmans Cap

Management plan guides future use

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Have your say on Lower Gordon Recreation Zone Plan

Community feedback sought on Lower Gordon River Recreation Zone Plan.

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Cockle Creek - tenders called for new gateway

Tenders called for the construction of a visitor shelter and amenities block.

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Improvements to Remarkable Caves staircase

Staircase improvements to increase visitor safety at this busy site.

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Darlington settlement, Maria Island National Park

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Maria Island facility upgrades

Construction of new toilet facilities at two southern campsites and tenders open for a wastewater transfer system in Darlington.

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Rehabilitation work to restore fire damaged park infrastructure

​Works to reopen treasured parks and walking tracks to the public extensively damaged during the 2018-2019 summer bushfires is underway.

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Have your say on Wineglass Bay lookout

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting feedback on plans to construct a second lookout at Wineglass Bay at Freycinet National Park.

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Quail Hill - fuel reduction burn

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Autumn planned burning season is underway

Fire management protecting values and assets

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