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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

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.


We want tourists to stay longer and spend more in our regional areas whille they're here, and one of the best ways to achieve this is to ensure high quality experiences and infrastructure is on offer in our stunning parks and natural areas.


The $4 million allocated for the current financial year will deliver over 30 projects around the State at major visitor sites such as Freycinet, Bruny Island, Mount Field, The Nut at Stanley and Fortescue Bay.


The funding for 2018 will make a start on many tourism priorities identified in the Future-proofing Our Icons initiative.


These projects also create jobs and local employement through support services such as accommodation and building trades.


At Mount Field, a major upgrade of the iconic Russell Falls Track is under way to improve low mobility access.


At Mt Mawson, a new day shelter will be built to provide a higher quality visitor experience and improved safety at one of the State's popular walking and snow-play sites.


At Cradle Mountain, the Glacier Rock viewing platform that provides stunning views of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain, will be upgraded, along with improved access.


Heritage works to the iconic Crater Lake boatshed and trailside museum near Waldheim, are also planned.


Planning is also under way at several locations to inform our investment decisions next financial year.


Detailed site planning at Cockle Creek in the State's far south and at Freycinet National Park, will ensure that future infrastructure meets the needs of visitors and protects the very reason that people come to visit.


New toilets at key locations will ensure that we keep pace with the demands for better facilities and the highest standards of waste management.