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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

Summary of Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993

The full version of the Douglas-Apsley National Park Management Plan 1993 can be downloaded as a PDF File (6.74 Mb).

Summary

The proposal for a Douglas-Apsley National Park was first made in the 1970s following public concern about the large scale clearing of Tasmania’s dry sclerophyll forest for agriculture and for the export woodchip industry. Studies of the plants and animals of the Douglas-Apsley area subsequently confirmed its conservation significance. The area was declared a National Park on 27 December, 1989 by Statutory Rule No. 210 of 1989.