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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


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Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


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Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


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An opportunity to contribute to Tasmania's World Heritage Area


Tasmanians with a range of experience have the opportunity to help preserve one of the State's most valuable assets - the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).

The Australian and Tasmanian governments are seeking members for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Consultative Committee (TWWHACC).

"The World Heritage Area is the jewel in the crown of Tasmania's natural beauty and the Committee plays a crucial role," said Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt.

The consultative committee was formed in 1985 as part of a joint management arrangement between the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. It comments on the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and management of the TWWHA.

"The membership is broad-based and represents the scientific community, Aboriginal community, recreational interests, local government, conservation interests, industry and tourism," said Chair Malcolm Wells.

Members are appointed for three years and generally meet four times a year.

Expressions of interest are being sought from people with expertise in adventure tourism; conservation advocacy; forest management; trade unionism: established practices and recreational use of the TWWHA.

To receive an information pack, please contact Brent Blackburn on telephone (03) 6233 2592 or email Brent.Blackburn@parks.tas.gov.au.