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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

Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

06/08/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May next year.More

Summary of Western Lakes - Fishery Management Plan 2002

The full version of the Western Lakes - Fishery Management Plan 2002 can be downloaded as a PDF File (656 Kb)

Summary

This fishery management plan is a subsidiary plan under the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan (WHA plan). The plan covers all areas of responsibility for which the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) has statutory control; freshwater native species, freshwater recreational fisheries, and freshwater commercial fisheries. The plan also makes several recommendations on land management issues for consideration by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).

The area covered by the plan includes the Central Plateau Conservation Area west of the Lake Highway and the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, both of which lie within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.