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Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

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

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

Western Explorer Road Closed Due to Fire

17/03/2008

The public is being asked to avoid travel in the Savage River area of the north-west due to a large bushfire in the area.

Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller Chris Arthur said the Western Explorer Road is closed to traffic, however road access to Tullah, Rosebery, Waratah and Savage River is not affected," Mr Arthur said.

"It is likely however that smoke will impact on these West Coast towns today and in the next several days."

The fire is burning on both sides of the Western Explorer Road near Mt Bolton northwest of Savage River, within the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area and the Donaldson River Nature Recreation Area.

It has burnt approximately 1900 hectares since it started on the weekend. It is a fast moving fire that is burning through rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and buttongrass plains.

Mr Arthur said the fact that the fire is burning through rainforest is an indication of the extremely dry conditions.

Parks and Wildlife Service crews will set up an incident control centre for fire fighting operations at Savage River this morning. The fire fighting effort today will include about 25 Parks and Wildlife Service staff as well as Forestry Tasmania staff. Three helicopters will assist operations.

No assets are currently threatened by the fire.