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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

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