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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

Packers Spur fire will continue to be monitored


The Packers Spur fire was ignited by a lightning strike on the 7th of December 2007. Since then the fire has made several runs on days of high fire danger and has currently burnt 4500 ha. The "Hilton hut" at Adamsfield was the only structural loss.

Over the period of the last 21 days there has been several thousand man hours expended to contain this fire in rugged terrain near Adamsfield.

The Incident Management Team (IMT) has been operating out of the Mt Field Parks Base but will close down at 6pm today.

With the work that has been done by the crews, plus some rainfall it has been assessed that the fire is now safe and can be monitored by the local resources.

A number of walking tracks remain closed until further notice, including: Timms Track, Clear Hill Road, Adamsfield Track, Saw Back Track and Richea Creek Track. The Gordon River Road remains open to traffic. Those planning to visit the area are advised to check the Tasmania Fire Service website and Parks and Wildlife Service websites for updates: www.fire.tas.gov.au, www.parks.tas.gov.au