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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.


The Neck is one of the most popular locations on Bruny Island and the ongoing upgrades will ensure the island keeps up with tourism demand while increasing road safety for locals, tourists and wildlife.


The new car park will provide for 24 spaces plus bus parking, with safer entry and exit driveway access. Further upgrades, including a new boardwalk and viewing platforms are expected to begin in 2018 after ground nesting birds have left the site.


Upgrades to the toilet facilities are also expected to be finalised in mid-January, with signs currently directing the public to an alternate facility at the Bruny Neck campground.


The upgrades at Bruny Island Neck are being jointly delivered by the Department of State Growth and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.