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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

12/04/2018

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

Walking Track Classification Policy

The full version of the Walking Track Classification Policy can be downloaded as a PDF file (667 Kb).

Summary

Track classification schemes are management frameworks for specifying the levels and standards of development and infrastructure that are appropriate on walking tracks. Such schemes typically delineate limits for development – for example specifying acceptable widths for nature trails and high-grade tracks, but may also include criteria such as recommended party sizes or publicity. This policy details the PWS Walking Track Classification System, and describes its relationship to other extant track classification schemes, lists the elements of each scheme and clarifies the context in which they are most appropriately used. The policy also clarifies the guidelines for the use of safety barriers on all walking tracks.