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Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Overland Track Sustainable Management Report - September 2008

Overland Track Sustainable Management Report - September 2008
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Sustainability Management

Summary

Significant work has been undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of managing the reserve system, including visitor use. This approach has included the monitoring and reporting on sustainability outcomes.

One of the ‘test-cases’ in sustainable management for the PWS has been the implementation of changes to managing the Overland Track undertaken since 2004.

To this end, a Sustainable Management Report has been prepared to provide a ‘topline’ appraisal of the outcome from these efforts.

Specifically, the report aims to:

  • establish a set of proposed standards and indicators for ten measured variables against which the management performance can be evaluated;
  • evaluate whether we are achieving the proposed standards for sustainable management;
  • improve our understanding of the condition of and pressures on the Overland Track (and also nearby sites within the immediate national park and TWWHA more broadly);
  • inform planning and decision making at all levels of management;
  • assist in the allocation of funding and resources, and
  • help the community and visitors understand our management performance.