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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol


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


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


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

Next steps on the new Cradle Mountain visitor experience


A key milestone has been reached in the project to transform Cradle Mountain into a new world-class experience with the release of the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for public comment. Images of the proposed shelter have also been released for the first time.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is making a total investment of more than $56.8 million into the Cradle Mountain Master Plan, in addition to commitments from the Federal Government.

The Cradle Mountain Master Plan will deliver a unique visitor experience for the region to encourage visitors to stay longer and visit again. The major investment in facilities and infrastructure and the resulting enhancements to the visitor experience will directly create local jobs.

Improvements to the Dove Lake experience include a new viewing shelter blended into the landscape at Dove Lake, a bus shelter and amenities building, an external viewing area, bus turning area, parking, a connection to the Dove Lake walking tracks and a viewing platform adjacent to Glacier Rock.

The DPEIS will be on display for six weeks and comments can be provided either in writing, or by attending public information sessions to be held at Cradle Valley, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart.
Feedback from the community will help refine the Development Approval that will be submitted to the Kentish Council. Once all approvals have been obtained, the construction works will be tendered late this year.

The DPEIS is available on the PWS ‘have your say’ webpage.

Submissions must be received by 21 October.