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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk


In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track


The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

New jetty at Lake St Clair


Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney said the new jetty replaced an older, shorter one that presented problems for passengers in varying conditions.

"The new timber jetty is 40 metres long, compared with the old 15 metre long jetty. Also, it's wider and has safety features such as a hand rail and chicken wire on the timber surface for firmer footing in frost and snow conditions," Mr Mooney said.

"Its design allows for the fluctuating water levels which can be as much as two metres.

"This jetty is an important facility for visitors as it is used by the Lake St Clair ferry, private fishing boats and kayakers, with as many as eight ferry trips a day during the busy summer period."

Echo Point is a popular destination for day walks in the Lake St Clair area and Overland Track walkers starting or finishing the track.

A new footbridge was completed at Watersmeet, near the Lake St Clair visitor centre earlier this year. Both projects were funded from the Tasmanian Government's Economic and Social Infrastructure Fund, which has funded a range of infrastructure projects in parks and reserves.

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.