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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

Fuel reduction burn at Prospect

23/11/2011

The Parks and Wildlife Service will continue its spring fuel reduction burning program with a property protection burn adjacent to the Silverdome at Prospect on Friday 25 November.


Parks and Wildlife Service fire operations officer Garth Bennett said the burn will be approximately 20ha in size and is located at the Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area south of the Silverdome between the Midland and Bass highways.


“Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling either the Midlands or Bass highways in the vicinity of the Silverdome and drive to the conditions. Speed restrictions may apply where smoke affects visibility on the road,” Mr Bennett said.


“While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there will be significant smoke and flame height and ash may settle on nearby properties. People in those areas are advised to take precautions and close their windows and remove laundry from clothes lines.”


The Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area will be closed to the public until the burn is concluded and safety checks undertaken. People who regularly use the reserve are asked to avoid the reserve at this time.


People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn.


A list of PWS planned burns is available on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au