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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge


Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania’s Far South are advised that access to the Cockle Creek bridge will be restricted to mainly pedestrian use from 16 December 2013, until further notice.

The PWS is exploring options for the replacement of the bridge, however for reasons of public safety, the use of the bridge will be limited to pedestrians and strictly controlled vehicle use. A locked gate will provide access for those landholders and leaseholders with properties on the eastern side of the bridge.

Access to the camping area on the eastern side of the bridge and the trackhead for the South Coast Track and South Cape Bay Track remains available for pedestrians.

For further information contact the PWS Huonville/Southwest Field Centre on 6264 8460.

Restricted access to Cockle Creek bridge

The timber Cockle Creek bridge.