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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


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.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


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.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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

Western Explorer Road


The Western Explorer Road on the West Coast is likely to remain closed for up to two months in the aftermath of the recent large bushfire in the area.

Forestry Tasmania is preparing for the removal of around 2,000 tonnes of burnt-out trees that are considered hazardous.

It is estimated that tree clearing operations will begin soon.

Indications are that the road will remain closed for around three weeks while clearing is underway.

Once clearing is completed, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) will then have to assess the state of the road surface and repair it where necessary.

The road will therefore remain closed to all traffic until further notice.