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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

Stage Three of Three Capes Track complete


Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track has now been completed. The Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff lookout tracks have been upgraded to a class 3 dry boot standard track consistent with the existing Three Capes walks.More

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road


The Western Explorer Rd on the West Coast remains closed as work begins on the removal of burnt trees that have been classified as dangerous.

The trees were burnt in a large bushfire in the Savage River area in March.
Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that approximately 1000 trees will be removed on the advice of an arborist.

"Forestry Tasmania has been engaged to supervise the removal of the dangerous trees in accordance with an approved environmental assessment," Mr Mooney said.

"The removal of this hazard will allow the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources access to assess the state of the road and repair it where necessary."

The tree removal work is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The affected section of the road will remain closed to traffic until it is deemed safe for motorists.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Fire damage along the Western Explorer Road.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

There's very little keeping this fire damaged tree upright.

Tree removal begins on the Western Explorer Road

Another fire damaged tree.