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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

Summary of Fortescue Bay Site Plan 2003

The full version of the Fortescue Bay Site Plan 2003 can be downloaded as a PDF File (1,200 Kb)

A Summary of Public Comment to Fortescue Site Plan can be downloaded as a PDF File (366 Kb)

The Nature Conservation Values of the Fortescue Bay Area can be downloaded as a PDF File (3300 Kb)

Summary

This Site Plan covers the Fortescue Bay Visitor Services Zone which is part of Tasman National Park (see Map 2). The preparation of the Site Plan is a requirement under the Tasman National Park Management Plan 2001.

The intention of the Site Plan is to provide a framework for conservation management and sustainable visitor and tourism use within the Fortescue Bay Visitor Services Zone (VSZ), consistent with the management objectives for the zone set out in the management plan and outlined in Section 3.1 of this plan.

The plan briefly describes existing conditions, including the special natural and cultural values of the area, existing facilities and current visitor use.

The plan addresses specific site management issues associated with the current day use and camping areas, carparking, road and track network. The key purpose of the plan is to provide direction for PWS staff in relation to future management of the site including improvements to visitor facilities and services and to enhance the experience of visitors to the Fortescue Bay area.

The provision and improvement of visitor infrastructure and facilities within the Visitor Services Zone is subject to funding and will need to occur over a period of several years. Redevelopment works be timed, where possible, to minimise inconvenience to visitors. On-site information about significant development will be provided prior to their commencement.

The plan also identifies the location of two development nodes for built accommodation within the Visitor Service Zone (see Map 5). It is the intention of the plan to provide for low key tourism opportunities that will have minimal impacts on the natural environment and existing recreational character. Any commercial operation will need to demonstrate that it can meet the required environmental standards with respect to construction and operation of accommodation facilities at these locations.

The plan also identifies the actions required to meet the objectives identified for the Visitor Service Zone. These actions have been prioritised as very high, high, medium and low.