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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.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.