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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

14/09/2018

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.