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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

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

19/08/2019

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

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Investment opportunity at historic Low Head

21/05/2007

The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest for the commercial operation of one of Tasmania's most significant historic maritime sites.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said Expressions of Interest are being sought for the operation of the Low Head Light Station and Low Head Pilot Station at the mouth of the Tamar River.

"The Low Head peninsula is a nationally important site with significant heritage and environmental values. The Tasmanian Government is proud to offer this magnificent opportunity," Ms Wriedt said.

"The Tasmanian Government has invested significantly in the maintenance and restoration of this heritage site since 2003 and it is now at a standard where it is a viable commercial opportunity."

The Low Head Pilot Station is a maritime village that has developed over a period of nearly 200 years. It is the oldest operational pilot station in Australia, having operated continuously since 1806.

The pilot station includes; a number of cottages, Pilots Row and school house, associated features such as the octagonal chart room, the semaphore, a stone jetty and workshop/boatshed. It also includes commercial accommodation, a café/kiosk and museum.

The Low Head Light Station includes the lighthouse which dates from 1889 and various residential quarters. It is one of the few working lighthouses in the State and could be further developed to incorporate lighthouse tours.

For further information about the Expression of Interest and/or an information package, contact Carole McCourtie, Parks and Wildlife Service senior commercial visitor services officer on 6233 2115 or carole.mccourtie@parks.tas.gov.au.