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Bruny Island Quarantine Station - now open five days a week

13/10/2014

The Wildcare Inc Friends of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) are pleased to announce the Quarantine Station will be open five days a week from 10am to 4pm over the summer months.More

Strategic fuel reduction burn for Ansons Bay

08/10/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn of about 425 ha in the Ansons Bay area of Mt William National Park.More

New Cockle Creek bridge completed for tourist season

07/10/2014

A new bridge at Cockle Creek in the far south of Tasmania has been completed, just in time for the start of the busy spring/summer tourist season.More

Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008

The full version of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project Plan July 2008 can be downloaded as a PDF (508 Kb)

The Project Plan (this document) is one of a number of documents comprising the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan (the Plan). The Plan is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and has the goal of restoring ecological diversity to Macquarie Island, achieved primarily by the eradication of vertebrate pest species from the island – European rabbits, ship rats and house mice.  

A number of sub-plans have been or are being developed to outline how various components of the Plan will be designed and implemented. The purpose of each of these sub-plans is presented in this document.

Preparation and coordination of sub-plans will be undertaken by the project team and approved by the Steering Committee established to oversee the implementation of the Project. This Project Plan outlines the scope of the Project, and associated objectives and outcomes. It also sets out governance arrangements and how the management of the project is structured. Issues and risks are identified and an abbreviated work plan shown.