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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.

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Progress on rock stabilsation on Ben Lomond Road


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has advised that while there has been progress made today to stabilise a large rock above the road at Jacobs Ladder, the Ben Lomond Road will remain closed overnight.

PWS Northern Region manager Chris Colley said the PWS and contractors will continue to work to have the required stabilisation actions completed tomorrow, weather permitting.  The road remains closed to traffic from the base of Jacobs Ladder.

“Our priority is to have the required stabilisation works carried out as soon as possible so that the road can safely re-open for public access,’ Mr Colley said.

People intending to visit Ben Lomond are advised to check PWS Facebook site, PWS and other relevant websites for updates on the status of the road.