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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

Freycinet National Park Draft Management Plan 2015


Public input is being sought on alterations to the management plan for Freycinet National Park to provide for additional accommodation opportunities.

The change to the park’s plan of management alters the previous management plan which was produced in 2000 and subsequently altered in 2004 for track and water supply improvements. 

A driver for this change was the proposal resulting from the recent Expression of Interest (EoI) process for new tourism experiences in parks and reserves.

A proposal by (RACT) Destinations Pty Ltd to extend the Freycinet Lodge’s current lease area within the Freycinet National Park was received. The proposal will go through a site planning, environmental assessment and local government approval which provide for additional public consultation.

An alteration to the park management plan is proposed, to allow the lease area to be extended so accommodation can be developed.

Public input is now sought on the Freycinet National Park Draft Management Plan 2015, with comment closing on 1 February 2016. 

The draft plan can be viewed on the PWS website at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=41253 and copies obtained from Service Tasmania shops in Hobart, Rosny, Launceston, Devonport, Sorell, St Helens and Triabunna.