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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

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

Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

News Archive

December 2012

Practical protection for Australia's World Heritage

20/12/2012

The Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister, Brian Wightman, this week launched a major biosecurity project to protect Tasmania's precious World Heritage wilderness from pests and diseases.

Waldheim Chalet Centenary

14/12/2012

The Waldheim Chalet at Cradle Mountain is celebrating its centenary.
The chalet has become a tourism icon since Gustav Weindorfer opened it to the community at Christmas time, 1912.

New footbridge for Tomahawk

03/12/2012

A new footbridge linking the village of Tomahawk with the nearby beach was officially opened last week by the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage.

November 2012

Current bushfire information

30/11/2012

There are several bushfires burning in Tasmania's parks and reserves. For the latest updates, go to http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colCurrentBushfires or listen to your local ABC radio. These sites are the official sites for bushfire information.

TasRail and Parks helping to look after little penguins

29/11/2012

The safety of little penguins on the north-west coast is at the forefront of a major project to replace railway sleepers, thanks to the development of a good working relationship between TasRail and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS).

Devils adapting to new island home

15/11/2012

Fifteen Tasmanian devils are settling into their new environment on Maria Island after being released yesterday.

Volunteers help to free stranded whales and dolphins on King Island

05/11/2012

Hopes remain high for 15 whales and dolphins that survived strandings of more than 80 animals on King Island and nearby New Year Island at the weekend.

Waterhouse Conservation Area roadworks begin next week

02/11/2012

Road works in the Waterhouse Conservation Area will commence on Tuesday 6 November, 2012.

October 2012

Junior Cavers explore underground wonders

22/10/2012

A new program is aimed at encouraging young people to learn more about the wonders of the underground world at Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs.

New Tasmanians connecting with the great outdoors

22/10/2012

New settlers from culturally diverse backgrounds are being encouraged to "get outside" and connect with the Tasmanian outdoors.

Official opening of the first section of the Three Capes Track

04/10/2012

Walkers can now get their first look at Australia's newest visitor experience, with the official opening of the first section of the Three Capes Track on 3 October.

Volunteer campground hosts sought for Cockle Creek and Melaleuca

04/10/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people with a passion for the beautiful Cockle Creek and Melaleuca areas in Tasmania's far south to be volunteer campground hosts for periods from two to four weeks during the coming summer.

September 2012

Cooperative projects helps new Tasmanians venture outside

20/09/2012

A fishing trip to Fortescue Bay last weekend provided an opportunity for a group of young new Tasmanians to experience one of Tasmania's most scenic national parks and begin to make connections with the people of their new community.

Tasmania's best short walks on your mobile

12/09/2012

Information about Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks is now available at your finger-tips.

More Wildcare conservation funding for Tasmania's coastal reserves

07/09/2012

The Wildcare Coast Conservation Fund will continue its valuable work with conservation projects in coastal areas with recent donations totalling $32,000 to be allocated to additional island restoration projects and a Discovery Ranger program.

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

07/09/2012

Coningham area residents are invited to a neighbourhood get-together at Coningham beach car park for activities and information about managing weeds, the State's new cat laws, fire management and WILDCARE's new volunteer program in schools.

PWS claims CRC Award for Excellence in Research Utilisation

07/09/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has received a major award for putting research into practice at the fire front.

August 2012

Economic benefits flow from iconic walk

30/08/2012

Following an extensive review of the techniques used to upgrade the existing Cape Hauy Track and the granting of the necessary approvals, tenders to deliver the infrastructure for the next stage of the Three Capes Track will be called shortly.

Arthur-Pieman management committee appointments

29/08/2012

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman has appointed a new management committee for the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.

No picnic at Ben Lomond's hanging rock

28/08/2012

A team of contractors worked with Parks staff throughout Friday in extreme weather conditions to stabilise a large rock slab that threatened to topple onto the road at Jacobs Ladder.

Progress on rock stabilsation on Ben Lomond Road

24/08/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that while there has been progress made today to stabilise a large rock above the road at Jacobs Ladder, the Ben Lomond Road will remain closed overnight.

Temporary closure of Ben Lomond Road

23/08/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Ben Lomond Road will be temporarily closed as from 7pm tonight to enable urgent stabilisation work to be completed on a rock at Jacobs Ladder.

Maria Island devil translocation approved

13/08/2012

A proposal to establish a healthy population of Tasmanian devils on Maria Island has been approved.

Bright future for Low Head tourism

03/08/2012

One of northern Tasmania's most exceptional heritage attractions has been restored to boost its tourism appeal.

July 2012

Maria Island wildlife management operation

09/07/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake a wildlife population control operation at Maria Island National Park next week.

Tourism opportunity at Cape Bruny Light Station

02/07/2012

The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest for new commercial operators to enhance the historic Cape Bruny Light Station site.

June 2012

Entally Estate closed for maintenance

25/06/2012

The Entally Estate historic site will be closed from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 12 August 2012 for the purpose of annual maintenance works.

Entally Estate closed for maintenance

22/06/2012

The Entally Estate Historic Site will be closed from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 12 August 2012 for the purpose of annual maintenance works.

Bookings made easy for Mt Field's Government Huts

05/06/2012

A new online booking system makes securing a cabin at Mt Field's Government Huts simple and convenient.

May 2012

Toilet construction works continue at Cosy Corner South campsite

14/05/2012

On Monday 14 May, work will commence on the upgrade of the toilet block at the Cosy Corner South campsite in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Builders are expected to be on site for two to three weeks.

Planned burn at Cosy Corner, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, 8 & 9 May

08/05/2012

PWS is today (Tuesday 8 May) conducting a fuel reduction burn in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area south of St Helens at the Cosy Corner North campground.

April 2012

Toilet construction works begin at Cosy Corner North campsite

27/04/2012

On Monday 30 April, work will commence on the construction of a new toilet block at the Cosy Corner North campsite in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Builders are expected to be on site for two to three weeks.

Sixteen new reserves for King Island

20/04/2012

As part of the ongoing Crown Land Assessment and Classification (CLAC) 16 new reserves have recently been proclaimed for King Island.

Fuel reduction burning at Freycinet and Strahan

16/04/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that planned burns are taking place on the east and west coasts this week while weather conditions are suitable.

Fresh hunting team heads to Macquarie Island

13/04/2012

A fresh hunting team will join an Australian Antarctic Division resupply voyage to Macquarie Island next week to continue efforts in one of the world's largest island pest eradication projects.

Fuel reduction burns near Hobart and around the state

03/04/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that small and large planned burns are taking place around the state this week while weather conditions are suitable.

March 2012

Feedback sought on Maria Island Tasmanian Devil translocation proposal

23/03/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal to set up a healthy population of Tasmanian Devils on Maria Island.

Fuel reduction burn prevents disastrous fire at Conical Rocks Point

01/03/2012

A potentially disastrous bushfire has been avoided recently because of the actions of Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) fire crew on the West Coast last Saturday, on one of Tasmania's hottest weekends.

February 2012

Successful fuel reduction burn at Trevallyn

24/02/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise Launceston residents that the fuel reduction burn of three separate 6 hectare blocks undertaken at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on Thursday, 23 February 2012 has been completed successfully.

Temporary closure of Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area for fuel reduction burning

22/02/2012

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) wishes to advise Launceston residents that a fuel reduction burn will be undertaken at Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area on Thursday, 23 February 2012, subject to suitable weather conditions.

Getting the Balance Right in the Arthur-Pieman

09/02/2012

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman today announced his decision on the future management of 94 recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.

January 2012

New signs improving one of Tasmania's natural wonders

09/01/2012

Walkers on the Overland Track now have better signs to help them appreciate and protect Tasmania's alpine environment.