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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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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

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.


We want tourists to stay longer and spend more in our regional areas whille they're here, and one of the best ways to achieve this is to ensure high quality experiences and infrastructure is on offer in our stunning parks and natural areas.


The $4 million allocated for the current financial year will deliver over 30 projects around the State at major visitor sites such as Freycinet, Bruny Island, Mount Field, The Nut at Stanley and Fortescue Bay.


The funding for 2018 will make a start on many tourism priorities identified in the Future-proofing Our Icons initiative.


These projects also create jobs and local employement through support services such as accommodation and building trades.


At Mount Field, a major upgrade of the iconic Russell Falls Track is under way to improve low mobility access.


At Mt Mawson, a new day shelter will be built to provide a higher quality visitor experience and improved safety at one of the State's popular walking and snow-play sites.


At Cradle Mountain, the Glacier Rock viewing platform that provides stunning views of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain, will be upgraded, along with improved access.


Heritage works to the iconic Crater Lake boatshed and trailside museum near Waldheim, are also planned.


Planning is also under way at several locations to inform our investment decisions next financial year.


Detailed site planning at Cockle Creek in the State's far south and at Freycinet National Park, will ensure that future infrastructure meets the needs of visitors and protects the very reason that people come to visit.


New toilets at key locations will ensure that we keep pace with the demands for better facilities and the highest standards of waste management.