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Input sought on plan for King Island's Lavinia State Reserve


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking input from King Island residents on the future management options for the Lavinia State Reserve.

PWS Northwest Region acting manager Geoff Coles said that the reserve's draft plan of management is being revised.

"We are keen to hear from people in the community with an interest in the future use and management of Lavinia," Mr Coles said.

"The Lavinia State Reserve is a major recreational asset for King Island and has a long history of use for family picnics, camping, surfing and other recreational activities."

Mr Coles said that management plans help guide how the PWS cares for and manages individual reserves.

"The first step in preparing the management plan for the area is to find out from users what they like about the reserve, what they want to see improved, and what their vision for the reserve's future is," said Mr Coles.

Mr Coles said people can put forward their views by completing an online survey, or by filling out a hard copy of the survey.

The survey is available from the PWS field centre at Currie or online at www.parks.tas.gov.au.

Submissions will be accepted until 9 April 2009.