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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

Work begins on improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

10/04/2018

Work will begin this week on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.


The boat ramp will be closed from Monday, 9 April 2018 until construction is complete, which is expected to be in July 2018.


The jetty and boat ramp were damaged during a storm event in 2016, and a new structure has been designed to provide improved launching capacity for boats and kayaks and to better withstand future severe weather events.


The upgraded jetty and boat ramp will complement recent improvements to visitor facilities at Fortescue Bay, including a new amenities block at the Banksia campground and day use shelter with barbecues, picnic table and seating.


The work has been timed to avoid the busy peak summer-Easter period, but before winter conditions limit the ability to undertake the work.


The jetty and boat ramp project is being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with Marine and Safety Tasmania.


Alternative boat ramps on the Tasman Peninsula are available at Pirates Bay and Garden Point (Port Arthur).