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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 burns for Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley national parks


The Parks and Wildlife Service plans to conduct fuel reduction burns in the Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley national parks from Monday (10 April).

PWS northern region manager Chris Colley said the burns are part of the PWS fuel management program and will contribute to reducing the risk of wildfire damage to life and property.

Mr Colley said some supervised road closures and traffic control may be necessary because of smoke from the fires.

"The burns will be conducted subject to weather and conditions on the ground," he said.

"I would ask the community to show patience during this time."

Further information about planned burns can be found on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/latest/planned_burns or from the PWS office at Freycinet ph 62567000 or the regional office at Prospect ph 63365312.