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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

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

16/01/2018

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

05/01/2018

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

No further rock to be removed from Coles Bay quarry

01/02/2006

No further rock will be removed from a disused quarry site near Coles Bay for works within Freycinet National Park.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that the service had failed to obtain a mining licence for the removal of rock from the quarry site which is on unreserved Crown Land near Coles Bay.

"The rock obtained from this quarry was for landscaping work associated with the redevelopment of the Wineglass Bay car park and trackhead," Mr Mooney said.

"I have now been made aware that despite the fact that the rock was overburden resulting from previous quarrying activities, a mining licence was required for this activity and this had not been obtained.

"A full environmental impact assessment of the car park construction was undertaken; regretfully the issue of a mining lease for the removal of rock was not addressed during the planning or construction phase of the project.

"We will now review our project management processes to ensure that this type of oversight does not occur again."