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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

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

Planned burn at Cosy Corner, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, 8 & 9 May


PWS is today (Tuesday 8 May) conducting a fuel reduction burn in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area south of St Helens at the Cosy Corner North campground.

The burn is about 20 hectares. The objective is to reduce fuel loads to provide protection for the campground in the event of a wildfire.

Weather permitting, a planned burn will also take place tomorrow at Cosy Corner South campground.

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

    • People who use the campground at Cosy Corner are encouraged to postpone use of the area until later this week.

    • People with medical conditions should have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from planned burns.

  • More information on planned burns can be found on the PWS website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=22707