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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park


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


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

Invitation to comment on proposed development at Pumphouse Point


The Parks and Wildlife Service is encouraging people to put forward their views about a proposed tourism development at Pumphouse Point within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

The proposal is the result of an expression of interest called by the Tasmanian Government in 2004. As a result of that expression, Simon Currant & Associates have submitted a proposal for a tourism development at the former Hydro-Electric Commission site at Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair.

The proposal is now entering the assessment period and it will require thorough assessment at all three levels of government; local, state and federal.

The public is now invited to comment on the Draft Development Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Site Plan for the Proposed Development at Pumphouse Point. Copies of the plan may be inspected at Service Tasmania in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart and the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Lake St Clair. The plan is also available on the Parks and Wildlife Service website here .

The closing date for representations is 3 March, 2008.