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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


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Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


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Information sought about Macquarie Harbour fire


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking information from the public about a fire that completely burnt out Elizabeth Island in Macquarie Harbour.

The fire was first reported on the evening of Saturday, 8 March. Local PWS officers attended the fire on Saturday evening but were unable to undertaken any suppression before nightfall. The three hectare island, known locally as Betsy Island, was completely burnt out by the fire, which appears to have been started as a campfire or was deliberately lit.

PWS compliance officer Michael Spaulding, said that this incident served as a reminder for campers to take responsibility for properly extinguishing any campfires lit.

“This includes checking for any warmth left in the coals before leaving the campfire. This is particularly important in remote areas,” Mr Spaulding said.

Anyone with any information about the fire on Elizabeth Island is asked to contact the PWS Strahan office on 6472 6020.

Information sought about Macquarie Harbour fire

The fire on Elizabeth Island in Macquarie Harbour.