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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Adamsfield fire update


Parks and Wildlife Service remote area fire fighters are continuing their work to suppress a fire in the Adamsfield Conservation Area west of Maydena.

The fire was started by lightning early Saturday at Packers Spur and has now burnt approximately 2400 hectares.

Incident controller Barry Hunt said remote ground crews have been assisted by helicopters today.

"No communities are at risk although residents of the Derwent and Huon Valleys, as well as Hobart, may continue to experience smoke and ash fall out," he said.

"Strong winds have hampered operations and pushed smoke down to Hobart and this may continue with the fire expected to burn at least until the weekend."

Crews have managed to protect a number of historic huts, however the hut known as "The Hilton" has been destroyed.

A number of walking tracks have been closed, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Range Track and Richea Creek Track.

The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic while those planning to visit the area are asked to check the Tasmania Fire Service website for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au