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Have your say on Freycinet

12/06/2018

Public comment is now invited on the Draft Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan.More

Ben Lomond recovery works update

31/05/2018

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will oversee the recovery works at Ben Lomond after a recent fire destroyed essential infrastructure.More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Improving The Neck experience

30/04/2018

A Bruny Island tourism icon, The Neck, will receive a major facelift during the winter months, with the final stage of upgrading works set to begin in early May.


Funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, over $780,000 is being invested in a new walkway and viewing platforms that will provide improved access for mobility-impaired visitors. The existing iconic stairway will also be re-built, preserving the experience that so many people have come to love.


The work, to be undertaken from May to October, will include removing existing stairs, walkways and lookouts and rebuilding elevated boardwalks on a new alignment specifically designed to protect the nesting habitat of short-tailed shearwaters and penguins.


The works have been scheduled to be outside of the peak tourism season and to minimise disturbance to native wildlife at the site.


Works over the coming months will involve temporary closures and are being staged to maintain access when it is practical to do so. Visitors are advised not to rely on access to this location during the winter season.


PWS staff will host an information session about the works on Thursday, 3 May at the Alonnah Community Hall from 10am-2pm. Further inquiries may be directed to the Southern Region office on 6165 4053.


 


 

Improving The Neck experience