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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.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).