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Strong interest on Next Iconic Walk


The period to submit proposals for Tasmania's next world-class walking experience will be extended due to massive interest from across the State.More

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Tasmania's Next Iconic Walk


The call is out to find Tasmania's next world-class walking experience.More

Have your Say

Have your say gives you the opportunity to provide input into a range of projects and issues concerning the management of reserved lands in Tasmania.

Feedback forms will be available here when public comment is sought on specific projects and issues.

A new future for Strahan’s Bond Store

Expressions of Interest are sought for possible uses for the historic Bond Store at Strahan.

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment is inviting interest for the lease and operation of the historic property, which is located in a prime waterfront location next to the Customs House on Strahan’s waterfront.

Following the completion of renovation works, this is a unique opportunity to utilise this historic building on Strahan’s waterfront. It is a building that has played many important roles in the Strahan community since the 1900s.

This Expression of Interest provides the opportunity to utilise the Bond Store for a variety of uses, provided they are consistent with enhancing the cultural heritage significance of the site. Further information is available in the below PDF.

Expression of Interest for the Lease and Operation of the Bond Store. [PDF 1MB]

Submissions must be lodged no later than 9am, Friday 16 November, 2018.

Submissions can be emailed to: admin.pwsnw@parks.tas.gov.au

Or posted to:
The Tender Box
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 809
TAS 7315

Note: Late Expressions of Interest will not be considered.

Release of the Draft Cockle Creek Precinct Site Plan 2018 for public comment

Public comment is invited on the Draft Cockle Creek Precinct Site Plan 2018.

The draft plan has been prepared for the Visitor Services and Recreation Zones of the Cockle Creek Precinct, within the Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area and part of the Southwest National Park. Both reserves form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

The plan aims to improve the visitor experience and environmental outcomes, and to guide site management. 

Your input is welcome and may be provided in writing, addressed to: 
Director of National Parks and Wildlife 
GPO Box 1751 
Hobart TAS 7001 

The consultation period closes on Monday, 29 October 2018.

Public submissions sought for Tassie’s next iconic multi-day walk

Submissions are invited for ideas on the next iconic, multi-day walking experience in Tasmania. 

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has developed a series of criteria that will be used to assess the public submissions. Download information on the process, criteria and the entry form. [PDF 1.1MB]

Enquiries can be directed to the Project Manager, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, at multidaywalk@parks.tas.gov.au

Submissions will close at 11pm on 11 January 2019 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Release of the Draft Dove Lake Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement for Public Comment

The Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting public comment on the draft Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) which has been released.

The DPEIS has been prepared as part of the Cradle Mountain Master Plan.

Proposed improvements to the Dove Lake experience include a new viewing shelter blended into the landscape at Dove Lake, a kiosk and associated infrastructure at the northern end of Dove Lake, within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The viewing shelter will be located in the area currently used for car parking, set about 100 metres from the lake’s edge. 

The supporting infrastructure includes a bus shelter and amenities building to the west of the viewing shelter, an external viewing area, a bus turning area and car and bike parking. There is also a connection to the Dove Lake walking tracks. 

The DPEIS has been prepared as supporting documents for approval under the National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 as well as for a permit under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. It is also the basis for referral to the Department of Environment and Energy under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). 

Four public information sessions will be held during the public consultation period at Cradle Valley, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart. 

If you would like to attend one of the Public Information Sessions regarding the DPEIS, please register your attendance using the below links:

Your input is welcome and may be provided in writing, addressed to:
Director of National Parks and Wildlife 
GPO Box 1751 
Hobart TAS 7001 

or by email to DoveLakeShelterDPEIS@parks.tas.gov.au (Note that your name and contact details must be provided for the submission to be considered.) 

The consultation period closes on 21 October 2018.

General Comments and Enquiries

If you would like to make general enquiries and comments, please use our feedback and enquiries page.