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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

Planned burns for Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley national parks


The Parks and Wildlife Service plans to conduct fuel reduction burns in the Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley national parks from Monday (10 April).

PWS northern region manager Chris Colley said the burns are part of the PWS fuel management program and will contribute to reducing the risk of wildfire damage to life and property.

Mr Colley said some supervised road closures and traffic control may be necessary because of smoke from the fires.

"The burns will be conducted subject to weather and conditions on the ground," he said.

"I would ask the community to show patience during this time."

Further information about planned burns can be found on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/latest/planned_burns or from the PWS office at Freycinet ph 62567000 or the regional office at Prospect ph 63365312.