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 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 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

    • track and campground improvements, and other improvements as recommended in 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.

The draft West Coast Off-road Vehicle Strategy has been prepared and is now on public exhibition until 20 July 2024 through the Have Your Say ​section of the website.

 Draft West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Strategy (PDF 5Mb)

Project Area​

A map of Tasmania's West Coast showing the proposed extension to the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area boundary that requires the current recreational drivers pass


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 are invited to provide feedback on the draft strategy through the Have Your Say section of the website​. 

The draft strategy is open for public comment until Saturday 20 July 2024. ​


APCA and West Coast Off-Road Vehicle Project