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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 at Cosy Corner, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, 8 & 9 May


PWS is today (Tuesday 8 May) conducting a fuel reduction burn in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area south of St Helens at the Cosy Corner North campground.

The burn is about 20 hectares. The objective is to reduce fuel loads to provide protection for the campground in the event of a wildfire.

Weather permitting, a planned burn will also take place tomorrow at Cosy Corner South campground.

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

    • People who use the campground at Cosy Corner are encouraged to postpone use of the area until later this week.

    • People with medical conditions should have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from planned burns.

  • More information on planned burns can be found on the PWS website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=22707