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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

Comments invited for Russell Falls draft site plan


The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a new draft site plan that will guide the Russell Falls Visitor Service Zone over the next 10 years.

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Michelle O'Byrne, said the plan looks at ways to reinvigorate the camping and day use facilities in the popular Mt Field National park site.

"The Russell Falls Visitor Service Zone is one of Tasmania's most popular national park destinations with more than 100,000 visitors a year.

"It has played an important role in the history of the idea of protected natural areas in Tasmania, and has been a place of relaxation and recreation for Tasmanians and visitors for well over 100 years," Ms O'Byrne said.

The three main proposals of the site plan are: to reinvigorate the camping and day use areas including campground extension and provision of cycling / pedestrian loop around the day area, reopen the historic Belchers Track between the visitor centre and the Tall Trees Walk, and support social and cultural events in the day use area.

The plan and online survey can be downloaded at www.parks.tas.gov.au. Hard copies can be collected from Service Tasmania, 134 Macquarie Street, or the Mt Field Visitors Centre. Comments are required by 24 August 2009.