Beach view of Sandy Cape, west coast of Tasmania

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Project

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​The Tasmanian Government has committed $10 million to support priority initiatives for off-road vehicle access and experiences within the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area (APCA) and reserves across the West Coast. The Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Project has been established to deliver these initiatives.

The Project will include delivery of the following:​​

  • ​​Development of a West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Strategy to inform improved West Coast off-road vehicle access and experiences, and delivery of infrastructure elements and other priorities as may be identified, including track and campground improvements based on recommendations from the Strategy.

  • ​Maintenance and some re-grading of shack node roads and tracks managed by PWS within the APCA.

  • Improvements to general visitor experiences including the gateway to the APCA. Part of the scope will depend on the outcome of the Strategy that is in development.

Project Area​

Graphic represetation of the north west of Tasmania and the boundaries of the west coast off road vehicle strategy


Media Release 9 August 202​1 – Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area Tracks Update

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area Tracks | Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area Management Plan 2002

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area – Parks and Wildlife Service

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area Recreational Driving Guide

​Community Consultation and Contact Details

Members of the public will be invited to provide feedback for the strategy following initial consultation with key stakeholders, through the 'Have Your Say​' section of the website. In addition, key stakeholders and the public will be consulted on a draft strategy in mid-2023. For any qustions you may have regarding the project, you can email​ or call 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) Monday to Friday (9:00am to 4:30pm) ask to speak to the project manager for the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Project. 


APCA and West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Project