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Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale

16/04/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a planned burn of 136 ha at Risdon Vale, Hobart, tomorrow, weather permitting.More

Macquarie Island free of pests

08/04/2014

The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project has been declared a success.More

Historic mountain hut back in service

02/04/2014

Cradle Mountain's iconic mountain hut, Kitchen Hut, is set to provide a snug and safe emergency shelter for visitors to the Cradle Plateau for decades to come following a major restoration project.More

News Archive

April 2014

Fuel reduction burn at Risdon Vale

16/04/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a planned burn of 136 ha at Risdon Vale, Hobart, tomorrow, weather permitting.

Macquarie Island free of pests

08/04/2014

The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project has been declared a success.

Historic mountain hut back in service

02/04/2014

Cradle Mountain's iconic mountain hut, Kitchen Hut, is set to provide a snug and safe emergency shelter for visitors to the Cradle Plateau for decades to come following a major restoration project.

March 2014

Multiple planned burns for 26 March

25/03/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with planned burns scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 March, at Mt Roland in the north-west, at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area and near Risdon in Hobart.

Fuel reduction burn planned for Bridport

19/03/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn at Bridport on Thursday, 20 March and Friday 21 March, weather permitting.

Information sought about Macquarie Harbour fire

13/03/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking information from the public about a fire that completely burnt out Elizabeth Island in Macquarie Harbour.

Planned burn at Diana's Basin, Scamander

13/03/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing its fuel reduction burning program with a planned burn in the Scamander Conservation Area tomorrow, Friday 14 March 2014, weather permitting.

Lake Barrington access road work complete

05/03/2014

The access road to the Lake Barrington rowing course was re-opened on 20 February following a $40,000 road works program by the Parks and Wildlife Service, just in time for the State Rowing Championships.

New banners for Deal Island Museum

05/03/2014

Seven banners interpreting the stories and images of the Deal Island lighthouse will feature in the Kent Group Museum on Deal Island in Bass Strait, thanks to the Wildcare Inc group Friends of Deal Island.

Planned burn at Gellibrand Point

03/03/2014

As part of the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) fuel reduction burning program, a planned burn in the Gellibrand Point Nature Recreation Area near Opossum Bay, will be undertaken from Monday, 3 March, weather permitting.

February 2014

Fire advice for the February long weekend

07/02/2014

Campers and bushwalkers are urged to be very careful with any campfires and to observe additional fire restrictions that may apply in parks and reserves as we head into a long weekend at the peak of the fire season.

Maria Island ferry operator sought

07/02/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is calling for expressions of interest for a single passenger ferry operator for Maria Island National Park.

DVDs celebrate the Arthur-Pieman

03/02/2014

A suite of three DVDs produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) promotes the sustainable use of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, its rich Aboriginal heritage and the passion of the people who live and work there.

Temporary closure of Mersey River suspension bridge for maintenance

03/02/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will this week begin a program of significant maintenance work on the Mersey River suspension bridge which is used to access the Lees Paddocks walking track within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

January 2014

Freycinet walking tracks closed due to fire danger

28/01/2014

There is a Statewide Total Fire Ban in place and the Freycinet and Douglas-Apsley tracks have been closed today due to the fire danger.

Motor vehicles on beaches and state owned land

23/01/2014

Tasmania Police and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) have recently received an increase in complaints relating to the operation of vehicles on beaches throughout the north of the state.

Maria Island Feasibility Study released

20/01/2014

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman said today that the State Government will soon call for expressions of interest for a sole ferry operator for Maria Island.