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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

Input sought on plan for King Island's Lavinia State Reserve


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking input from King Island residents on the future management options for the Lavinia State Reserve.

PWS Northwest Region acting manager Geoff Coles said that the reserve's draft plan of management is being revised.

"We are keen to hear from people in the community with an interest in the future use and management of Lavinia," Mr Coles said.

"The Lavinia State Reserve is a major recreational asset for King Island and has a long history of use for family picnics, camping, surfing and other recreational activities."

Mr Coles said that management plans help guide how the PWS cares for and manages individual reserves.

"The first step in preparing the management plan for the area is to find out from users what they like about the reserve, what they want to see improved, and what their vision for the reserve's future is," said Mr Coles.

Mr Coles said people can put forward their views by completing an online survey, or by filling out a hard copy of the survey.

The survey is available from the PWS field centre at Currie or online at www.parks.tas.gov.au.

Submissions will be accepted until 9 April 2009.