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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

PWS Fire Update - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.More

Milkshakes Hill Regional Reserve reopened

26/11/2018

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


The reserve, in Tasmania’s North-West, has been closed for nearly two years due to extensive damage from wildfires that tore through the the area in 2016.


The fires badly damaged the reserve’s tall eucalypt forest, as well as the visitor infrastructure at the site.


Around $370,000 has been spent in restoration at Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve, with extensive works undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service during this period. 


Works included clearing fallen timber, management of dangerous trees, resurfacing the access road, re-roofing the picnic shelter, and restoring and improving the reserve’s walking tracks.


Damage to the Forest Nature and Summit walking tracks has been repaired and 700m of new track has been built to avoid areas of the forest most badly affected by the fires.


While the evidence of the fire is still apparent at the reserve in the form of fire-blackened eucalypts and the many fallen trees, there is also extensive new growth – a testament to the resilience of nature.