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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

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)