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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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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


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Opportunity to comment on World Heritage Area Plan


Public comment on an update to the 1999 Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan is being sought.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said it would be 25 years in December since the listing of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area so it was an appropriate time to reassess the plan.

She said the update is the result of a review of the Plan.

"The iconic Tasmanian Wilderness has an amazing range of natural and cultural values and I encourage those with an interest in this beautiful place to comment on the update," Ms Wriedt said.

"A full review of the Plan, including its objectives, is scheduled to begin in 2009."

Ms Wriedt said the Australian and Tasmanian governments are also seeking a cultural heritage representative for the TWWHA Consultative Committee.

The Consultative Committee is part of the joint management arrangements between the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and advises on the protection, conservation, presentation and management of TWWHA values.

"The cultural heritage representative will be working with members of the scientific and Aboriginal community, recreational and conservation groups, local government, tourism and other industries," Ms Wriedt said.

Copies of the plan and its update are available from selected Service Tasmania outlets, the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au or by phoning 03 6233 6285.

The period for public comment on the plan closes 29 October 2007.

For an information pack in relation to the Consultative Committee position, please contact Brent Blackburn by telephone (03) 6233 2592 or email Brent.Blackburn@parks.tas.gov.au.

Applications close at 5:00pm 28 September 2007.