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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

Volunteer campground hosts sought for Cockle Creek

20/10/2008

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people with a passion for the beautiful Cockle Creek area in Tasmania's far south area to be volunteer campground hosts for several weeks during the coming summer.

Parks and Wildlife Service Southern Region volunteer facilitator Pip Gowen said the program builds on the success of other volunteer caretaker programs at Maatsuyker and Deal islands and it also taps into the strong connections that people have with particular areas.

"We've found there are people in the community with an affection for particular parks and reserves in Tasmania who also want to give something back to the community and help to look after these special places," Ms Gowen said.
"Volunteer campground hosts provide a visitor information service which includes selling park passes and maintaining a full-time presence at Cockle Creek during the peak summer season.

"This program helps to provide support to PWS staff at a time of year when there are competing pressures such as high visitation and fire fighting."

Ms Gowen said the program has operated successfully for the past several summer seasons.

A Campground Host Information Package is available by contacting Pip Gowen at PWS Huonville on (03) 6264 8463 or by emailing pip.gowen@parks.tas.gov.au