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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

New footbridge for Tomahawk


A new footbridge linking the village of Tomahawk with the nearby beach was officially opened last week by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage.

Minister Brian Wightman said the new footbridge is an important community asset.

“A footbridge at Tomahawk has been providing easy access to the beaches of the Waterhouse Conservation Area since 1975 and the community has contributed to its maintenance in the intervening years,” Mr Wightman said.

The previous timber bridge was replaced by a new 60-metre aluminium structure after flooding damaged the bridge in 2011.

“This new footbridge will have a long life and continue to provide the community and visitors with safe access to the beach, an amenity which is an important part of coastal life in Tasmania,” Mr Wightman said.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

The new aluminium footbridge spans 60 metres.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

Tomahawk community members are pleased to have beach access restored after the timber bridge was damaged by floods.