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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

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Additional reserves for Tasmania

18/12/2013











 



Almost 100,000 hectares in additional reserves officially come into being today.


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman said the proclamation is the first in a series to implement the proposed reserves identified in the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013.


“The additional conservation areas, regional reserves and national parks amount to approximately 95,700 hectares and will transfer to the Parks and Wildlife Service to manage.


“A management plan is currently being produced which will add further clarity and certainty around land use.


“The name of the class being assigned to the areas of reserved land specified in the proclamation is conservation area, regional reserve or national park and is included in the names,” Mr Wightman said.






















































































Reserve



New / Ext



Area (ha)


 



Catamaran River Conservation Area



new



3926.00



Central Plateau Conservation Area



extension



3615.80



Florentine River Regional Reserve



new



7477.69



Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park



extension



16507.77



Hartz Mountains National Park



extension



4976.00



Humboldt Ridge Regional Reserve



new



610.60



Clear Hill Regional Reserve



new



2775.00



Mount Field National Park



extension



6702.44



Picton River Conservation Area



extension



4614.00



Russell Ridge Conservation Area



extension



8364.00



Southwest National Park



extension



18360.48



Styx River Regional Reserve



new



12829.00



Tarraleah Conservation Area



new and extension



346.80



Weld River Regional Reserve.



new



4619.00



 


TOTAL



 



95724.58