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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

Adamsfield fire update

20/11/2007

Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters are continuing their work to suppress a fire in the Adamsfield Conservation Area west of Maydena.

The fire was started by lightning early Saturday at Packers Spur and has now burnt approximately 2400 hectares.

Incident controller Barry Hunt said remote ground crews have been assisted by helicopters today.

"No communities are at risk although residents of the Derwent and Huon Valleys, as well as Hobart, may continue to experience smoke and ash fall out," he said.

"Strong winds have hampered operations and pushed smoke down to Hobart and this may continue with the fire expected to burn at least until the weekend."

Crews have managed to protect a number of historic huts, however the hut known as "The Hilton" has been destroyed.

A number of walking tracks have been closed, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Range Track and Richea Creek Track.

The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic while those planning to visit the area are asked to check the Tasmania Fire Service website for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au