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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


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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

Members sought for parks advisory body


The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people wanting to become a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.

NPWAC is the peak advisory body that advises the Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, on the administration of the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002.

"The council is an essential sounding board for how Tasmania's parks and reserves are managed by agencies such as the Parks and Wildlife Service," said Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt.

The council also provides a forum for community consultation and reviews management plans.

Nominees should have an interest in and knowledge of Tasmania's parks and reserves as well as the capacity to provide independent advice that reflects community views and expectations.

"The council has a diverse membership ranging from conservationists, to business operators and economists. This diversity has allowed it to provide quality advice," said council chair Rowena Bell.

Members meet four times a year, are paid sitting fees and are reimbursed for reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

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