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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

Progress on Frenchmans Cap Track upgrade

12/04/2011

Track work on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has finished for the summer season, with substantial progress achieved in maintenance of the existing track and on construction of a new section of track.


Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that works to upgrade the track began last year following the donation of $100,000 per year for 10 years to the WILDCARE Gift Fund by Australian businessman Dick Smith in 2008. In turn, the Tasmanian Government committed to contributing at least $50,000 each year for the same period.


Mr Mooney said that in 2009 the Frenchmans Cap Walking Track Management Plan was produced to provide strategic direction for the track’s upgrading for the 10 year period.


“Construction of a section of new track in a re-route of the southern section of the notoriously muddy Loddon Plains was a key component of the plan,” he said.


“Rangers, field officers and track workers topped up the gravel surface, installed small sections of boardwalk or double-planking and steps on the North Loddon Plains section of track. They also cleared vegetation, improved drainage and completed revegetation works.”


Work also began on the new re-route, with a mini-excavator helping to cut and drain the new track. The track includes sections of gravel, double-planking and boardwalk. One eight metre long bridge has been put in place, with another to be built next season.

Progress on Frenchmans Cap Track upgrade

Newly installed double-planking on the new re-route.

Progress on Frenchmans Cap Track upgrade

A mini-excavator has proved very efficient on the Frenchmans Cap Track.