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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.More

Planter Beach, South West National Park Ecotourism Development Proposal

The full version of the Planter Beach, South West National Park Ecotourism Development Proposal can be downloaded as two PDF Files:

Part A - Environmental Impact Assessment Eco Tourism Development, Planter Beach, Tasmania (2, 937 Kb)

Part B - Specialist Consultants' Reports Environmental Impact Assessment Eco Tourism Development, Planter Beach, Tasmania (2, 307 Kb)

Summary

Staged Development Australia have submitted to Government a proposal for an ecotourism operation at Planter Beach, Cockle Creek. The development entails a lodge and 60 – 80 accommodation units, an 800-metre extension of the existing road, and a jetty.

The proposal was assessed in accordance with the Major Pathway of the New Proposals and Impact Assessment Process in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999. The proposal required a change to the Management plan.