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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

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Northwest Region

The Northwestern Region includes the Southwest Conservation Area in the far southwest, the entire West Coast of Tasmania and its offshore islands in the northeast. The region extends to Devonport in the east and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in the south.

Major reserves of the Northwestern Region include the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, Savage River National Park, Rocky Cape National Park and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The region also manages conservation areas, state and regional reserves, historic sites and nature reserves.