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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Sections of Peter Murrell Reserves closed for fire management burns


The Parks and Wildlife Service advises that fire management burns will be undertaken at the Peter Murrell Reserves at Kingston on Saturday 6 April. 

Two small burns will be conducted during the day and sections of the reserves will be closed to the public during the weekend. 

Entrance signs will indicate areas to be closed.  Smoke and ash may affect nearby properties and residents are advised to take the usual precautions to manage the impact of smoke and ash. 

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn.

Smoke may continue to rise from the burn during Sunday but residents should not be concerned as the PWS will patrol the burn areas until safe. 

Please follow directions from ground crews and respect any signage present during the burning operation.

Further Information: PWS Derwent Field Centre - 6233 6560