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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.


Experiences for viewing native wildlife in their natural habitat are a key part of Tasmania’s tourism appeal and the new platform will reduce the impacts on the penguins by protecting nesting habitat as well as providing a better experience for visitors to the site.


The raised platform, which is suitable for wheelchair access, will provide an incredible viewing experience on the foreshore, immediately below The Nut.


Students from Stanley Primary School have contributed to the project by constructing penguin nest boxes, which are to be placed on site. This work was done as part of the Parks and Wildlife Service’s WildSC'OOL initiative.


The $300,000 penguin viewing platform project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks Future-Proofing our Icons initiative and is part of a raft of improvements at the site. Construction of the platform was undertaken by local company, AJR Construct.


Further works to be completed at the Nut State Reserve include the installation of environmental lighting on the penguin-viewing platform, improved circulation and parking for vehicles and upgraded infrastructure including new toilets and signage.