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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.More

Have your say on Freycinet

12/06/2018

Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan which has been prepared to deliver a high quality environmentally, economically and socially sustainable Freycinet visitor experience for the next 20 years.


The plan was developed following consultation with key stakeholders over the past eight months and identifies five key initiatives.


Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s premier tourism hotspots, with locals and visitors flocking to the area to experience the region’s stunning natural beauty.


Visitation at Freycinet National Park has increased from 186,000 in 2011-12 to 301,000 in 2017-18 and it is likely that by 2020 this could increase to as many as 330,000 visitors per year.


The Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan aims to protect and manage the values that make the Freycinet Peninsula special for both visitors and locals, while ensuring it can continue to play an important part in the Tasmanian tourism industry and remain a world-class visitor destination.


The plan was developed with input from the community and a steering committee comprised of representatives from the Department of State Growth, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, East Coast Tourism, the Freycinet Association Inc and Freycinet Destination Action Plan group.


Five initiatives identified as key to resolving the visitor growth challenge are: a visitor gateway hub; an entrance corridor; experience nodes; a network of transport connections; and a staged approach to sewerage treatment.


The Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan is available on the Parks website and comments should be received by 9am on Monday, 23 July 2018.