Our Latest News

Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.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.