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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.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.