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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Neck Game Reserve.


This follows the carpark, roadworks and wildlife zone including penguin tunnel access that opened in November, to cater for the increased number of tourists stopping at the popular lookout, and to prevent greater impact on the wildlife.


The new four-cubicle facility is a 'closed' system to prevent environmental impact and is both wheelchair and pram friendly.


Planning is also well underway for the next stage in the redevelopment with the boardwalks, stairway to the lookout and viewing platforms to be replaced and improved.


These works provide a new and enhanced experience for visitors and are specifically designed to protect the movements of penguins and other fauna.


Infrastructure will follow the existing footprint wherever possible to minimize further physical and visual impacts to the fragile 'neck' environment.


The upgrades are part of the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, which is funding $8 million of infrastructure upgrades in parks and reserves across Tasmania from 2017 - 2019.