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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

New jetty for Partridge Island


A new jetty is under construction for recreational vessels at Partridge Island in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that removal of the current jetty is under way and construction of the new structure will begin immediately.

 The former timber jetty had deteriorated to the point where it was no longer fit for use. The new structure is an aluminium gangway to a fixed timber jetty. It will be suitable for use by vessels up to six metres.

 Construction of the new jetty is expected to be complete early in the new year. During construction, access to the island is available on the beach adjacent to the jetty structure.