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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.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.