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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

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Partners work together to protect little penguins


Little penguins at Lillico Beach Conservation Area in Tasmania’s north west are now better protected thanks to a joint project between the State Government and volunteers.

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) and Friends of Lillico Penguins (FoLP) have worked in partnership to repair fencing and trim vegetation to keep the birds off the Bass Highway.

 PWS acting Parks and Reserves Manager Linda Overend said the roadside penguin fence had been damaged by motor vehicles and fallen trees.

“The base of the fence was insecure in a number of places enabling the penguins to push underneath. They then risked entrapment in the fence or gained access to the four-lane highway,” Ms Overend said.

“Adjacent vegetation had also created a ‘ramp’ for penguins to vault over the fence.

“The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources  engaged local contractor Equity Labour Services of Ulverstone to survey the burrows with PWS staff and then undertake the works.”

More than 200 heavy-duty steel pegs have been used to secure the base of the 2.6km of new fencing.

Partners work together to protect little penguins

DIER contractors Equity Labour Services undertaking fencing works aimed at keeping the birds off the Bass Highway.

Partners work together to protect little penguins

The completed fence.