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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

Work starts on $12 million sewage treatment plant

14/12/2007

Construction of a new $12 million sewage treatment plant using best practice technology to meet the future needs of a booming tourism location started today.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, turned the first sod for pipeline works associated with the new plant at Cradle Mountain.

"This is a joint initiative between the Tasmanian Government and the Kentish Council and will allow for continued sustainable development in this iconic tourism destination," Ms Wriedt said.

"While sewage treatment plants are not glamorous facilities, they are critical infrastructure and this plant will meet the most stringent quality standards to minimise negative environmental impacts.

"The plant was designed for visitor growth over the next 25 years."
Ms Wriedt said the design incorporates a treated effluent re-use scheme for non-potable water use.

"This feature will enable users to greatly reduce water consumption, a significant innovation that will set an example for environmental management in Tasmania," she said.

"The start of the construction phase of this project is the culmination of several years of detailed planning.

"The stringent approval process involved three tiers of Government and extensive consultation with stakeholders and the wider community."
The project is expected to be complete in 2008.