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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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