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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.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.