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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

Sixteen new reserves for King Island


As part of the ongoing Crown Land Assessment and Classification (CLAC) 16 new reserves have recently been proclaimed for King Island.

The CLAC project which began in 2004, assesses and classifies unallocated Crown land and public reserves under the Crown Lands Act 1976.

Throughout Tasmania, approximately 7000 properties were assessed and community consultation on King Island was completed in 2005. As a result of the CLAC project, 35 new reserves totaling 6,917 hectares on King Island will come under the management of the Parks and Wildlife Service.  The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will be reviewing the management needs for each reserve as they are proclaimed.

To date, 16 reserves have been proclaimed including;

Counsel Hill Conservation Area                    (1212ha)

Colliers Swamp Conservation Area               (1090ha)

Porky Beach Conservation Area                    (442.40ha)

Lavinia State Reserve Extension                     (845.50ha)

Disappointment Bay State Reserve                (69.04ha)

Seal Rocks Conservation Area                       (460.50ha)

Cataraqui Point Conservation Area               (301.10ha)

Stokes Point Conservation Area                    (252.50ha)

Red Hut Point Conservation Area                 (194.00ha)

Badger Box Creek Nature Reserve               (23.43ha)

Lilly Lagoon Nature Reserve                                     (5.14ha)

Muddy Lagoon Nature Reserve                     (34.38ha)

Eldorado Conservation Area                                     (107.50ha)

Cape Wickham Conservation Area               (101.70ha)

Deep Lagoons Conservation Area                 (3.06ha

Gentle Annie Conservation Area                  (20.21ha)

 King Island residents are encouraged to contact PWS King Island senior ranger, Shelley Davison, on 0438 036 899, with any questions about the CLAC process or a particular parcel of land. Ms Davison is happy to discuss the reserves and future management plans at any time.


Sixteen new reserves for King Island

Disappointment Bay State Reserve, one of the 16 new reserves on King Island.

Sixteen new reserves for King Island

The recently proclaimed Lilly Lagoon Nature Reserve.