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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Managing the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was established to protect, conserve, present and pass on to future generations one of the world's outstanding wilderness areas. To ensure effective management of this region, the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has produced a range of documents and plans.

World Heritage Area Management Plan

The main document that guides management of the area is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2016. Available here is the full TWWHA Management Plan 2016, the plan's Executive Summary (PDF, 638KB), and its Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 135KB).

The TWWHA Management Plan 2016 contains links to the following supporting documents:
PWS Cave Access Policy (PDF, 1.7MB)
PWS Fire Management Policy 2014 (PDF, 212KB)
PWS Fire Planning Policy 2014 (PDF, 448KB)
PWS Northwest Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
PWS Northern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 1.5MB)
PWS Southern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
Reserve Activity Assessment - System Overview for External Proponents (PDF, 956KB)
Walking Track Management Strategy Tasmania National Parks and Reserves 2011-2020 (PDF, 3MB)