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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

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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31/07/2018

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.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

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Members sought for parks advisory body

11/12/2006

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking people wanting to become a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council.

NPWAC is the peak advisory body that advises the Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, on the administration of the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002.

"The council is an essential sounding board for how Tasmania's parks and reserves are managed by agencies such as the Parks and Wildlife Service," said Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt.

The council also provides a forum for community consultation and reviews management plans.

Nominees should have an interest in and knowledge of Tasmania's parks and reserves as well as the capacity to provide independent advice that reflects community views and expectations.

"The council has a diverse membership ranging from conservationists, to business operators and economists. This diversity has allowed it to provide quality advice," said council chair Rowena Bell.

Members meet four times a year, are paid sitting fees and are reimbursed for reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

To receive an information pack, please contact Brent Blackburn on telephone (03) 6233 2592 or email Brent.Blackburn@parks.tas.gov.au.