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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

Tourism opportunity at Low Head

07/07/2008

The State Government is seeking expressions of interest for commercial operations at the historic Low Head maritime site.

The Minister for the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne, said the Parks and Wildlife Service is looking for people interested in undertaking the operation and enhancement of visitor facilities and services for the Low Head Light Station and Low Head Pilot Station at Low Head.

"This is a prime coastal heritage site just 50km north of Launceston that provides a variety of business opportunities in one of Tasmania's most significant tourism areas, which includes the Tamar Valley and Launceston," Ms O'Byrne said.

"The Low Head maritime site is a place of national importance and one of Tasmania's most significant cultural assets."

The Low Head Pilot Station and Lighthouse precinct is the oldest group of pilot buildings in Australia, dating back to 1805.

Ms O'Byrne said the site offered a number of existing activities including accommodation and café-kiosk and that both sites could be enhanced by further improvements.

"We are committed to maintaining the values of the site while putting in place commercial arrangements that will preserve and present Low Head's significant heritage and tourism values," Ms O'Byrne said.

"We also recognise the strong community connection to the site and the contribution made by volunteers from the Low Head Pilot Station Support Group and others who continue to help with presenting and preserving the site."

Documents relating to the Expression of Interest are available on the Tasmanian Government's tenders website at www.purchasing.tas.gov.au

An open day at Low Head will be held on 16 July for interested parties. Those wishing to attend will need to register for this open day.