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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


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


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


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

Western Explorer Road now open


The Western Explorer Road on the West Coast reopened to traffic on Friday, 24 October 2008.

The Minister for Infrastructure, Graeme Sturges said the road had been closed since a bushfire swept the area in March, leaving in its wake many burnt-out and dangerous trees posing a serious traffic hazard.
"The clean-up within the fire zone has now been completed," Mr Sturges said.

Mr Sturges said that while the clean-up had taken longer than expected, the safety of the travelling public had been the paramount consideration in determining the reopening date.