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Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened


The Tarkine Drive visitor experience has been further enhanced with the reopening of the Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve.

History unlocked at Richmond Gaol


Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves


Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Tarkine Drive visitor facility upgrades


A tender has been advertised for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive.

Visitor facilities at Julius River and Milkshake Hill will be upgraded to improve the visitor experience as a result of a $500,000 investment by the Tasmanian Government.

At Julius River, picnic facilities will be upgraded, track maintenance will be carried out on the Short River Walk and a carpark assessment will be undertaken.

At Milkshake Hills, the picnic shelter roof will be replaced and interpretive signage installed.

The $500,000 investment into these visitor service site upgrades is part of a $2 million commitment by the government for the upgrade of Sumac Road on the Tarkine Drive route.

The tender for these works is now being advertised, with works expected to be completed by March 2019.

Tender documents are available at https://www.tenders.tas.gov.au/. Submissions close on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 at 2pm.