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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.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