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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

Strategic fuel reduction burn for Ansons Bay


The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn of about 425 ha in the Ansons Bay area of Mt William National Park.

Weather permitting, the burn will take place on Thursday and Friday, 9 and 10 October, 2014.

The objective is to improve visitor, asset and property protection through the use of fuel reduction. PWS planned burns have been prioritised using our bushfire risk assessment tool which identifies risks and is used to prioritise areas for fuel treatment.

The North Ansons Bay Road and Eddystone Point Road may be affected by smoke during the burn. PWS asks that for their own safety, the public respects signage and directions by staff during the burning operation. Tracks within the burn area will be closed for public safety during the burn and afterwards until it is deemed safe for public access.

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from this burn. Information about precautions that people with health issues can take is available on the Department of Health and Human Service website http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air

Please direct any enquiries to the Northern Region Parks and Wildlife Service office on 6777 2179 between 9 am – 4pm weekdays or to the Central North Parks and Reserves manager, Chris Emms on 0429 353 178.

Information on planned burns can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au, on the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au and on the Forestry Tasmania website at www.plannedburnstas.com.au