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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

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded


Two Tasmanian companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $6.5 million to construct the huts on the Three Capes Track.

The Three Capes Track will be Australia's premier coastal bushwalking experience and even ahead of completion, is receiving accolades such as Lonely Planet naming it among the 'world's hottest new experiences' earlier this year.

As a result of a recent tender process, AJR Construct Pty Ltd of Devonport has been awarded a contract to construct the hut and associated buildings at Lunchtime Creek.

Vos Construction and Joinery Pty Ltd has been awarded a contract to construct the huts and associated buildings at Surveyors Cove and at Retakunna Creek.

Each hut will accommodate up to 48 walkers and there will be separate buildings for sleeping, preparing food and social activities, a ranger's hut and toilets.

Preparations for hut construction are under way, with completion expected in October 2015 ahead of the planned November 2015 opening.

Work on completing the remaining 9 kilometres of the 46 km multi-day walk from Denmans Cove to Fortescue Bay began in late January.

Contractors for this work include Living Trails Australia, constructing portions, 1 and 9, and Walking Track Services, which is constructing portion 8. The combined value of these contracts is $2.22 million.

Osborne Aviation Services was awarded the contract to provide helicopter and transport services, to a value of approximately $0.7 million.

Nichols Excavation of Nubeena is continuing its association with the track project, supplying gravel.

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

The Lunchtime Creek site on approach from the air. The helipad is at right.

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

The AJR Construct team at the helipad before the day's briefing.

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

AJR builders setting up tools on site at Lunchtime Creek.