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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

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

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

Partners work together to protect little penguins

24/09/2013

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.