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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

New Parks Advisory Committee members


Four new members have been appointed to the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, following an Expression of Interest process.

The council is a peak statutory community advisory body for matters relevant to the management of Tasmania’s parks and reserves, and provides an independent oversight, along with strategic advice, on the state’s parks and reserves.  It also provides advice to the Australian Government in relation to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The new appointees are Phyllis Pitchford, who will serve as the Aboriginal female representative, Cindy Hull, Su Sprott and Johanna Allston.

Additionally, Professor Malcolm Wells has been re-appointed to the position of chair of the council.  Professor Wells has a strong State Government background in tourism, sport and recreation and has been a successful chair for this council since 2012.

They will join current members Nicole Sheriff, Michael Lockwood and Chris Tassell. Current members who have been re-appointed include Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick and Hank Horton.