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Bruny Island Neck reopen following major redevelopment

12/12/2018

Bruny Island tourism icon, The Neck, has reopened following a major redevelopment and improvement to the visitor facilities at the popular site.
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Fairbrother wins contract for Cradle Mountain Gateway Precinct

12/12/2018

A key milestone in the implementation of the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached with Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother awarded a $12 million contract for work on the Cradle Mountain Visitor Gateway Precinct.More

Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened

26/11/2018

The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.
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Campfire restrictions declared in national parks and reserves

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will be in place from Wednesday 14 November until further notice at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.

Tasmania is experiencing an extremely dry and warm period along the eastern coastal strip of the State, with below average rainfall for the Bass Strait Islands and north coast and little relief expected in the short-term.

In the current dry conditions, campfires can easily escape, spread rapidly, are difficult to control and threaten people in campgrounds and nearby communities.

The seasonal campfire restrictions apply to reserves on King and Flinders Islands, from Port Sorell to Mt William on the north coast, and Mt William to Orford, including Maria Island, on the east coast. The below map highlights the affected areas.

Restrictions have also been imposed on the use of pot fires as sparks, embers and disposal of ash from pot fires can also provide an ignition source. Gas stoves and gas barbecues will be permitted.