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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Vandalism of petroglyphs being investigated

11/01/2006

Parks and Heritage Minster Judy Jackson said she was horrified to hear of vandalism of petroglyphs on Tasmania's North-West Coast.

She attacked those responsible for the senseless act and warned that they face the full force of the law.

"Such action will harm our reputation as a civilised and decent community," Ms Jackson said. A formal investigation is underway and she encouraged anyone who had information to come forward.

"The person or people responsible for this act of vandalism and disrespect need to clearly understand that this form of behaviour will not be tolerated," Ms Jackson said.

"The petroglyphs are of international significance and are very important to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community and the wider Tasmanian community."

Damage includes serious physical impacts to the carvings that may have been caused by a chisel or sledgehammer.

People can contact Colin Spry from the Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment on 0418 138 271 or the Parks and Wildlife Service at Arthur River on 6457 1225. Information can be provided anonymously.

Aboriginal Heritage staff will liaise with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (TALSC) as to whether the damaged petroglyphs can be repaired.