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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

An opportunity to contribute to Tasmania's World Heritage Area


Tasmanians with a range of experience have the opportunity to help preserve one of the State's most valuable assets - the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).

The Australian and Tasmanian governments are seeking members for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Consultative Committee (TWWHACC).

"The World Heritage Area is the jewel in the crown of Tasmania's natural beauty and the Committee plays a crucial role," said Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt.

The consultative committee was formed in 1985 as part of a joint management arrangement between the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. It comments on the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and management of the TWWHA.

"The membership is broad-based and represents the scientific community, Aboriginal community, recreational interests, local government, conservation interests, industry and tourism," said Chair Malcolm Wells.

Members are appointed for three years and generally meet four times a year.

Expressions of interest are being sought from people with expertise in adventure tourism; conservation advocacy; forest management; trade unionism: established practices and recreational use of the TWWHA.

To receive an information pack, please contact Brent Blackburn on telephone (03) 6233 2592 or email Brent.Blackburn@parks.tas.gov.au.