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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video


Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Invitation to comment on proposed development at Pumphouse Point


The Parks and Wildlife Service is encouraging people to put forward their views about a proposed tourism development at Pumphouse Point within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

The proposal is the result of an expression of interest called by the Tasmanian Government in 2004. As a result of that expression, Simon Currant & Associates have submitted a proposal for a tourism development at the former Hydro-Electric Commission site at Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair.

The proposal is now entering the assessment period and it will require thorough assessment at all three levels of government; local, state and federal.

The public is now invited to comment on the Draft Development Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Site Plan for the Proposed Development at Pumphouse Point. Copies of the plan may be inspected at Service Tasmania in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart and the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Lake St Clair. The plan is also available on the Parks and Wildlife Service website here .

The closing date for representations is 3 March, 2008.