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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

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.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

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.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Neck Game Reserve.


This follows the carpark, roadworks and wildlife zone including penguin tunnel access that opened in November, to cater for the increased number of tourists stopping at the popular lookout, and to prevent greater impact on the wildlife.


The new four-cubicle facility is a 'closed' system to prevent environmental impact and is both wheelchair and pram friendly.


Planning is also well underway for the next stage in the redevelopment with the boardwalks, stairway to the lookout and viewing platforms to be replaced and improved.


These works provide a new and enhanced experience for visitors and are specifically designed to protect the movements of penguins and other fauna.


Infrastructure will follow the existing footprint wherever possible to minimize further physical and visual impacts to the fragile 'neck' environment.


The upgrades are part of the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, which is funding $8 million of infrastructure upgrades in parks and reserves across Tasmania from 2017 - 2019.