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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Legislation

Reserves are declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002  that sets out the values and purposes of each reserve class and managed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002  according to management objectives for each class.

The Parks and Wildlife Service operates under the:


The National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 generally lists activities which are prohibited or may only be undertaken subject to certain conditions in parks and reserves:


In addition there are a number of other State and Federal Acts which may be delegated to staff of the Parks and Wildlife Service: