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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

Ben Lomond recovery works update

31/05/2018

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.


Preliminary work undertaken by PWS has identified options for a number of temporary day use shelters and toilet facilities with the aim of having these in place in time for the ski season.


PWS northern regional manager Chris Colley said these temporary facilities are likely to be portable, fit for purpose containers.


"PWS is currently working with a number of companies with the intention of having these on site and connected to services as soon as these can be secured and delivered," Mr Colley said.


"Site works in preparation for the various temporary shelter and toilet facilities is expected to commence within the next two weeks.


"Repairs to the damaged boardwalk adjacent to the public shelter are also expected to be completed shortly".


Major demolition work on the day use shelter and Alpine Hotel is expected to commence early next week following a clean-up of a small amount of asbestos and contaminated material throughout this week by contractors.


An electronic message board is in place at the bottom of Ben Lomond Road providing information to visitors regarding the only currently available public toilet which is located at the Ben Lomond campground.


Discussions around the replacement of a permanent building will commence after the temporary arrangements are in place. Planning for replacement of public facilities at Ben Lomond will include consultation with key stakeholder groups when timing is suitable.


PWS acknowledges the importance of these essential facilities and is working to restore them as soon as possible.