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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


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


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


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

Cockle Creek bridge update


Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek.  The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, some new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.

Access to the camping area on the eastern side of the bridge remains closed during the construction period but access to the trackhead for the South Coast Track and South Cape Bay Track will remain available for pedestrians via a manned dinghy service provided each day between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

The Parks and Wildlife Service envisage the bridge will be completed and open for use in early September, in time for the busy spring/summer season.

For further information contact the PWS Huonville/Southwest Field Centre on 6264 8460.

Cockle Creek bridge update

Construction works at the Cockle Creek bridge.