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Mt Strzelecki walk back on track


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


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


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

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp


Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.

The jetty and boat ramp were damaged during a storm event in 2016, and the new structure is designed to better withstand future severe weather events.

The upgraded jetty and boat ramp provides improved launching capacity for boats and kayaks, ensuring better facilities for the community and visitors to enjoy.

It includes a six-metre extension to the boat ramp and landing stage, and the installation of a lower landing to improve the usability at low tide level. A kayak-specific ramp has also been installed to assist kayakers.

The work also complements recent improvements to visitor facilities at Fortescue Bay. These include a new amenities block at the Banksia campground and day use shelter with barbecues, picnic tables and seating.

The build was undertaken over winter to limit the amount of inconvenience to users of this popular facility and to avoid the busy peak Summer-Easter period.

The jetty upgrade and boat ramp project was undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with Marine and Safety Tasmania.