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Fuel reduction burns to protect remote World Heritage Wilderness


A number of large-scale fuel reduction burns will take place within remote areas of the Southwest, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national parks and the Southwest Conservation Area over the coming months.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Triabunna, Orford and Maria Island Visitor Plan


Consultants Inspiring Place have been appointed to prepare a visitor plan for the Triabunna, Orford and Maria Island area.

The project will include a comprehensive review of tourism issues in the southern part of Tasmania’s East Coast and will involve community and industry consultation, as well as setting out a long-term vision for growth of staged and achievable tourism in the area.

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council has partnered with the Freycinet Coast Tourism Board, Orford/Triabunna Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Tourism Tasmania to undertake the project in recognition of the need for a coordinated effort to address tourism growth as part of regional economic development in the area.

PWS Business Strategy and Services manager Andrew Roberts and Southern Region manager Ashley Rusthon are on the project steering committee.

“What this will do is ensure that any tourism facilities on Maria Island are planned within the context of the tourism industry needs of the greater Triabunna/Orford area,” Andrew said.

Work on the project will begin immediately, with the plan expected to be completed by the end of April 2011. Consultation with the community and tourism operators will occur in February/March.

PWS has contributed $15,000 to the project.

More information on the project is available from Glamorgan Spring Bay Council’s project manager, Winny Ennis on 6257 4777 or by email at winny@freycinet.tas.gov.au

Triabunna, Orford and Maria Island Visitor Plan

Maria Island National Park will be included in a tourism plan for Triabunna and Orford.