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Members Sought for Parks Advisory Body


The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people interested in becoming a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.

The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts,Michelle O'Byrne, said the council is the peak advisory body which advises on the administration of the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002.

"The council's role is to provide strategic advice on any matter related to the management of Tasmania's parks and reserves system," said Ms O'Byrne.

"With about 37 per cent of Tasmania managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), the council provides important access to community-based expertise, interest and opinion.

"This is an ideal way for the community to support the PWS in managing its parks and reserves.

The Minister said the council also reviews management plans for many national parks and reserves.

"Nominees should have a strong understanding of Tasmania's parks and reserves system as well as the capacity to provide independent advice reflecting community views and expectations.

The council has eight members; four positions are vacant. Members meet four times a year.
Applications close on Monday June 1.

To receive an information pack including selection criteria contact Ms Wanita Wells, community engagement officer, Parks and Wildlife Service, GPO Box 1751, Hobart 7001 on telephone (03) 6233 2592 or email Wanita.Wells@parks.tas.gov.au