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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.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.