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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

Invitation to comment on proposed development at Pumphouse Point


The Parks and Wildlife Service is encouraging people to put forward their views about a proposed tourism development at Pumphouse Point within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

The proposal is the result of an expression of interest called by the Tasmanian Government in 2004. As a result of that expression, Simon Currant & Associates have submitted a proposal for a tourism development at the former Hydro-Electric Commission site at Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair.

The proposal is now entering the assessment period and it will require thorough assessment at all three levels of government; local, state and federal.

The public is now invited to comment on the Draft Development Plan, Environmental Management Plan and Site Plan for the Proposed Development at Pumphouse Point. Copies of the plan may be inspected at Service Tasmania in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart and the Parks and Wildlife Service office at Lake St Clair. The plan is also available on the Parks and Wildlife Service website here .

The closing date for representations is 3 March, 2008.