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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Westerway Primary WildSC'OOL

On 1 March 2016, Westerway Primary finally became a WildsC’OOL. Local Wildcare Inc volunteer Larissa Giddings along with staff and friends of Mt Field National Park are working with Wendy Holdsworth’s Grade 3-4 students to enhance their environmental education program which will include practical outcomes such as planting wildlife corridors, protecting their local areas and learning lifelong skills.

Already the students have been learning about the local native animals and have plans to promote and protect their local platypus habitat. Students have excitedly been preparing for Mt Field National Parks 100 year birthday, baking cupcakes and working on artwork that showcases the spectacular autumn beech leaves and some of their favourite native animals. These will be displayed at the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016. 

The Westerway WildSC'OOL program is designed to build a long-term partnership with Mount Field National Park and other local reserves.

Westerway WildSC'OOL students prepare for an outing to discover platypuses.
Learning about the egg-laying mammals - they monotremes.
In search of the elusive platypus.
Further details of the Westerway WildSc'ool activities can be found in their school newsletter [PDF 3.8MB]