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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

Improving The Neck experience

30/04/2018

A Bruny Island tourism icon, The Neck, will receive a major facelift during the winter months, with the final stage of upgrading works set to begin in early May.


Funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, over $780,000 is being invested in a new walkway and viewing platforms that will provide improved access for mobility-impaired visitors. The existing iconic stairway will also be re-built, preserving the experience that so many people have come to love.


The work, to be undertaken from May to October, will include removing existing stairs, walkways and lookouts and rebuilding elevated boardwalks on a new alignment specifically designed to protect the nesting habitat of short-tailed shearwaters and penguins.


The works have been scheduled to be outside of the peak tourism season and to minimise disturbance to native wildlife at the site.


Works over the coming months will involve temporary closures and are being staged to maintain access when it is practical to do so. Visitors are advised not to rely on access to this location during the winter season.


PWS staff will host an information session about the works on Thursday, 3 May at the Alonnah Community Hall from 10am-2pm. Further inquiries may be directed to the Southern Region office on 6165 4053.


 


 

Improving The Neck experience