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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

Planned burn to protect Sisters Beach


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that a strategic planned burn aimed at improving protection from wildfires for the Sisters Beach community is scheduled for Friday (15 April) and the weekend, weather permitting.

PWS Northwest Region operations manager Barry Davies said the planned burn in Rocky Cape National Park includes 370 hectares directly west of the Sisters Beach community.

“Planned burns that reduce fuel levels have been shown to reduce the risk of uncontrollable bushfires and this is the intention of these burns,” Mr Davies said.

“While fuel reduction burns alone do not solve the problem of wildfires, reduced fuel levels will slow the rate of spread of a fire, reduce the risk of spot fires and provide safe places from which fire crews can fight the fire.

“The burn is aimed at promoting plant and animal diversity in the park.”

Mr Davies said that the Anniversary Bay track and inland walking tracks at Sisters Beach will be closed from Friday morning until after the weekend.

“Residents are advised that while planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there will be significant smoke and flames and ash may settle on nearby properties,” he said.

“Smoke may also impact the adjacent communities of Boat Harbour, Montumana, Rocky Cape and to a lesser extent, Wynyard and Somerset. Residents in these areas with medical conditions that may be adversely affected by smoke are advised to take precautions.”

For more information on planned burns, go to the PWS website www.parks.tas.gov.au