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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

Work begins on improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

10/04/2018

Work will begin this week on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.


The boat ramp will be closed from Monday, 9 April 2018 until construction is complete, which is expected to be in July 2018.


The jetty and boat ramp were damaged during a storm event in 2016, and a new structure has been designed to provide improved launching capacity for boats and kayaks and to better withstand future severe weather events.


The upgraded jetty and boat ramp will complement recent improvements to visitor facilities at Fortescue Bay, including a new amenities block at the Banksia campground and day use shelter with barbecues, picnic table and seating.


The work has been timed to avoid the busy peak summer-Easter period, but before winter conditions limit the ability to undertake the work.


The jetty and boat ramp project is being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with Marine and Safety Tasmania.


Alternative boat ramps on the Tasman Peninsula are available at Pirates Bay and Garden Point (Port Arthur).