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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Managing the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) was established to protect, conserve, present and pass on to future generations one of the world's outstanding wilderness areas. To ensure effective management of this region, the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has produced a range of documents and plans.

World Heritage Area Management Plan

The main document that guides management of the area is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2016. Available here is the full TWWHA Management Plan 2016, the plan's Executive Summary (PDF, 638KB), and its Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 135KB).

The TWWHA Management Plan 2016 contains links to the following supporting documents:
PWS Cave Access Policy (PDF, 1.7MB)
PWS Fire Management Policy 2014 (PDF, 212KB)
PWS Fire Planning Policy 2014 (PDF, 448KB)
PWS Northwest Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
PWS Northern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 1.5MB)
PWS Southern Region Strategic Fire Management Plan (PDF, 2MB)
Reserve Activity Assessment - System Overview for External Proponents (PDF, 956KB)
Walking Track Management Strategy Tasmania National Parks and Reserves 2011-2020 (PDF, 3MB)