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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

No further rock to be removed from Coles Bay quarry


No further rock will be removed from a disused quarry site near Coles Bay for works within Freycinet National Park.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that the service had failed to obtain a mining licence for the removal of rock from the quarry site which is on unreserved Crown Land near Coles Bay.

"The rock obtained from this quarry was for landscaping work associated with the redevelopment of the Wineglass Bay car park and trackhead," Mr Mooney said.

"I have now been made aware that despite the fact that the rock was overburden resulting from previous quarrying activities, a mining licence was required for this activity and this had not been obtained.

"A full environmental impact assessment of the car park construction was undertaken; regretfully the issue of a mining lease for the removal of rock was not addressed during the planning or construction phase of the project.

"We will now review our project management processes to ensure that this type of oversight does not occur again."