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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

New look advisory council begins work

16/07/2007

Respected transport economist and environmental management lecturer Bob Cotgrove is the new chair of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (NPWAC).

Mr Cotgrove, already a member of the council, has taken over from retiring chair Dr Rowena Bell.

"I'm determined to do a good job as chair and look forward to working closely with everyone at the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS)," Mr Cotgrove said.

The advisory council is the peak state-wide community advisory body for matters relevant to the functions of Tasmania's national parks and reserves, providing strategic advice to the Minister.

"The members provide an independent view of Tasmania's parks and reserves - which account for 40 percent of the State. As a result I highly value the advice they provide," said Ms Wriedt.

The council also has two new members in Simon Stubbs from Coles Bay and John Watts from Georgetown.

Simon is well known as the operator of Freycinet Adventures eco-tourism business while John is an active and long-serving volunteer on a range of PWS projects.

"Bob's wide-ranging experience will continue Rowena's strong leadership and Simon and John will add new perspectives in crucial areas," said Ms Wriedt.

The full membership of the council is: Bob Cotgrove (chair), Michael Lockwood, Kay Bailey, Wendy Horniblow, Andrea Henderson, Ross Britton, Simon Stubbs and John Watts.