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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

Packers Spur fire will continue to be monitored

07/12/2007

The Packers Spur fire was ignited by a lightning strike on the 7th of December 2007. Since then the fire has made several runs on days of high fire danger and has currently burnt 4500 ha. The "Hilton hut" at Adamsfield was the only structural loss.

Over the period of the last 21 days there has been several thousand man hours expended to contain this fire in rugged terrain near Adamsfield.

The Incident Management Team (IMT) has been operating out of the Mt Field Parks Base but will close down at 6pm today.

With the work that has been done by the crews, plus some rainfall it has been assessed that the fire is now safe and can be monitored by the local resources.

A number of walking tracks remain closed until further notice, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Track and Richea Creek Track. The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic. Those planning to visit the area are advised to check the Tasmania Fire Service website and Parks and Wildlife Service websites for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au, www.parks.tas.gov.au