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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

Action taken against coastal vegetation vandalism


The Minister for the Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne today said action was being taken to deter vandalism being caused to coastal vegetation.

Ms O'Byrne said a large sign was being erected in the Kingborough municipality where coastal vegetation has been illegally cleared, and remain in place until the vegetation grows back to its original condition.

Ms O'Byrne, and Kingborough Council Mayor Graham Bury said that the initiative is one of a number of strategies aimed at combating recurring incidents of vegetation vandalism in the Coningham Coastal Public Reserve.

"The Parks and Wildlife Service and Kingborough Council have been working closely with the Department of Primary Industry and Water, Crown Land Services, and local community groups in an effort to halt the vandalism," Ms O'Byrne said.

"Deterrent signs will be placed where trees were illegally removed or poisoned, and not be removed until the natural vegetation grows back.

"The sign at Coningham will act as a screen that denies any visual benefit that may have been sought by removing the vegetation.

"It has been designed not to interrupt the views for other members of the public walking along the reserve," Ms O'Byrne said.

Mayor Bury said: "The Coningham reserve, is there for all Tasmanians and visitors to enjoy, and no-one has the right to damage or remove vegetation within it. Kingborough Council supports the use of such signs in locations where they will act as a deterrent to further illegal clearing."

Ms O'Byrne said that other land managers on the mainland, such as Byron Bay and Sydney Harbour councils, had successfully used such methods to discourage people from damaging coastal vegetation or illegally clearing trees to enhance their views.