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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

Marakoopa Cave re-opens after flood repairs


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park re-opened yesterday following flood damage in January.

The Parks and Wildlife Service’s Manager of Parks and Reserves for Great Western Tiers/Mersey, Chris Emms, said the Marakoopa Cave, the car park at the cave and the Fern Glade track were damaged by the torrent of water that hit the region on January 14.

The flood repair works included moving dislodged boulders within the cave and fitting a new cave door to replace the one that was washed away.

At the car park, a new rock wall was constructed at the site of a landslip and this was partly buried to lessen the risk of further slips at that position. The top car park was levelled and re-shaped and will be re-sealed in the next few days as weather permits.

The Fernglade Track that had significant wash-outs has been re-surfaced with fresh gravel and is now open.

The Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains also damaged by floodwaters, remains closed. The Westmoreland Falls Track near the Wet Cave Reserve was also extensively damaged and remains closed until further notice.