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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula


Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message


Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

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

Replacement of facilities at Lake Tahune


A tender has been advertised for the demolition and replacement of the hut and toilet facilities at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap walking track.

Located in the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, the current facilities are at the end of their projected life, and improvements are necessary to meet forecast demand into the future.

The project will be funded through a number of sources including the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, a donation from Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith, as well as self-generated funding from the Parks and Wildlife Service.

The new hut will double the sleeping capacity at the site, providing accommodation for 24 walkers as well as two rangers. Additional deck area will provide a hardened surface around the hut for seating and cooking.

The upgrade of this hut will be a significant improvement to this very popular walk and improve the amenity and environmental outcomes.