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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


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


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


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

Vandalism of petroglyphs being investigated


Parks and Heritage Minster Judy Jackson said she was horrified to hear of vandalism of petroglyphs on Tasmania's North-West Coast.

She attacked those responsible for the senseless act and warned that they face the full force of the law.

"Such action will harm our reputation as a civilised and decent community," Ms Jackson said. A formal investigation is underway and she encouraged anyone who had information to come forward.

"The person or people responsible for this act of vandalism and disrespect need to clearly understand that this form of behaviour will not be tolerated," Ms Jackson said.

"The petroglyphs are of international significance and are very important to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and the wider Tasmanian community."

Damage includes serious physical impacts to the carvings that may have been caused by a chisel or sledgehammer.

People can contact Colin Spry from the Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment on 0418 138 271 or the Parks and Wildlife Service at Arthur River on 6457 1225. Information can be provided anonymously.

Aboriginal Heritage staff will liaise with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (TALSC) as to whether the damaged petroglyphs can be repaired.