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Encounter Maria Island


Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.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.