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Funding for walking tracks


The Tasmanian Government has committed funding totalling $6 million for the South Coast Track and the final stage of the Three Capes Track.More

Cockle Creek bridge update


Work is progressing on construction of a new bridge at Cockle Creek. The photo shows the strengthening works completed on the existing bridge, new piles and head stock for the replacement bridge, and the excavator preparing for new piles to be driven.More

Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge


Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Have your Say

Have your say gives you the opportunity to provide input into a range of projects and issues concerning the management of reserved lands in Tasmania.

Feedback forms will be available here when public comment is sought on specific projects and issues.

Consultation on World Heritage Management Plan

The 1999 WHA Management Plan
Consultation has begun on the formation of a contemporary management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

A series of public forums are being held throughout the State from late November through to early December this year. All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend.

See our web pages for details of the forums.

The goal of the management plan is to provide continued sustainable visitation, recreation and tourism, while enhancing the World Heritage Area’s natural and cultural heritage in a changing climate. Further information about the development of the plan and details on the forums is available on the DPIPWE website at www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/twwha.

Planning for the Future in the South-west

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking feedback from the public and stakeholders on the Melaleuca – Cox Bight Draft Management Statement 2013 and the Melaleuca Draft Site and Rehabilitation Plan 2013.

The Melaleuca and Cox Bight area is located in south-west Tasmania and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

The Parks and Wildlife Service welcomes feedback from members of the community who use or have an interest in the Melaleuca and Cox Bight area. The draft plans are available (see links above) for public comment from 26 October 2013 for a period of six weeks.

Comments can be made to: 

representations@parks.tas.gov.au (via email) 

or to Peter Mooney, General Manager, Parks and Wildlife Service GPO Box 1751, Hobart, 7001 (by mail).

All submissions should reach the above address by the close of business on 6 December 2013.

General Comments and Enquiries

If you would like to make general enquiries and comments, please use our feedback and enquiries page.