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PWS - Fires update and impacts


Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019


Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019


Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.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.