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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

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks


There is no doubt that the flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania’s iconic national parks and reserves.

Given that some areas remain inaccessible, the full extent of the damage remains unknown and mitigation costs are expected to go above the current damage bill of around $6.4 million.

Notwithstanding the extent and scale of the damage, the Parks and Wildlife Service and contractors have been working tirelessly to undertake repairs in areas where it is safe to do so.

Work already being undertaken, or completed includes:

  • Significant repairs to the Mt Ben Lomond road, which were completed in early July ensuring snow-seekers and skiers had access to the mountain during recent snowfalls.

  • Removal of debris from around King Solomon Cave so it can be reopened to the public.

  • Installation of several temporary bridges, such as at Brushy Lagoon Road, to provide access to important recreational areas for local communities, or to allow contractors to access these areas so repairs and clean up can continue.

  • Clearing wind-fallen trees and fence repairs from the Blue Tier-Big Tree walking track and at Policemans Point in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

  • Restoring access and toilet facilities at Springlawn camping area at Narawntapu National Park.

The Parks and Wildlife Service is also undertaking repairs to Marookoopa Caves and the Liffey Falls walking tracks, and the Mersey Forest Road will be prioritised for repairs under the government’s $8.7 million investment in repairing flood damaged roads and bridges state-wide.