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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island


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Fuel reduction burn at Prospect


The Parks and Wildlife Service will continue its spring fuel reduction burning program with a property protection burn adjacent to the Silverdome at Prospect on Friday 25 November.

Parks and Wildlife Service fire operations officer Garth Bennett said the burn will be approximately 20ha in size and is located at the Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area south of the Silverdome between the Midland and Bass highways.

“Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling either the Midlands or Bass highways in the vicinity of the Silverdome and drive to the conditions. Speed restrictions may apply where smoke affects visibility on the road,” Mr Bennett said.

“While planned burns are aimed at being low-intensity, at times there will be significant smoke and flame height and ash may settle on nearby properties. People in those areas are advised to take precautions and close their windows and remove laundry from clothes lines.”

The Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area will be closed to the public until the burn is concluded and safety checks undertaken. People who regularly use the reserve are asked to avoid the reserve at this time.

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn.

A list of PWS planned burns is available on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au