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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

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced


Two major bridges on the four wheel drive access track between the Conical Rocks and Pieman Head shack communities, damaged in a March 2013 bushfire, have been replaced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).

Following the bushfire, the two timber bridges at Violet Creek Rivulet and Websters Creek, were removed due to the damage resulting from the bushfire. The replacement steel and concrete structures were installed during past weeks and are now open for use.

PWS Northwest Regional manager Nic Deka said the replacement of the bridges in such a remote location provided significant challenges.

“Access is by rough four-wheel drive tracks and by the beach, depending on weather conditions,” Mr Deka said.

“It’s important to maintain access to these remote communities, and steel and concrete bridges will not only have a longer life than the previous timber structures, but won’t be as subject to damage by bushfires.”

Replacement of the two bridges along with some site preparation works, was valued at about $240,000. Following a Request For Quotation process, TasSpan Civil Contracting was selected to provide the bridges.

TasSpan has previously built four bridges for the PWS on the Sandy Cape Track in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area (APCA), a similar environment to Pieman River State Reserve.

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced

The Violet Creek Rivulet bridge was badly damaged in a bushfire in March 2013.

Pieman River reserve bridges replaced

The new steel and concrete bridge at Violet Creek Rivulet.