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July 2016

Amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act - Open for public comment until 31 July 2016.

7-21 July Applications invited for DPIPWE Cadetship Program

15-17 July
larapuna/Bay of Fires Community Weekend - Blitz on invasive sea spurge plants and marine debris collection.

31 July World Ranger Day - Celebration of the people behind the parks.


Salmon Industry Regulation Changes - the Government has announced changes to the regulation of the salmon farming industry in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Food and Beverage Industry Scorecard - The Food and Beverage Industry ScoreCard provides extensive data on Tasmanian food production.

23 June UTas Forum Series The Power of Parks at Cradle Coast Campus, University of Tasmania. Panel discussion followed by Q&A 5.30pm-7.30pm

Draft Tasmanian Cat Management Plan - Open for public comment until 30 June 2016.



Draft Noise Regulations - the EPA Division has released for public comment new draft regulations for the control and management of noise pollution. Public comments are open until 3 June.

Farming Safely in Tasmania is now available. This publication is a guide for developing a safety management system for rural businesses. Supporting resources are also available on a USB.

DPIPWE at Agfest - 5, 6 & 7 May 2016.
The DPIPWE display tent is on Fifth Avenue at site 503/505.The theme of this year's display is Rethinking the Apple Isle.



Draft Tasmanian Cat Management Plan
Open for public comment until 30 June 2016.

Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area - The Director of National Parks and Wildlife has forwarded copies of all representations received during the consultation period, together with the Director’s Report, to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC).

Changes to Wildlife Management Permits

23 & 24 April 2016 Fagus Festival at Mount Field National Park.

Government assistance to oyster growers has been increased and now includes support for clean-up costs associated with the 2016 outbreak.



Biosecurity Legislation Review - Open for Public Consultation until 29 April 2016.

​In March 2016 responsibility for the Poppy Advisory and Control Board transferred from the Attorney General to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water.

18 March 2016 - Oyster movement restrictions changed (POMS).

Current Biosecurity Threats latest updates on POMS and Myrtle Rust.


​​​​​Oyster Mortality Investigation - Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) has now been confirmed in a number of locations around the State.

Tips and strategies for managing dry seasonal conditions - How to manage issues on your property when experiencing dry seasonal conditions.​



Amendment to Schedules to the Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010

The annual tender of 40 abalone quota units which the Crown controls was advertised for tender on Saturday 23 January 2016. 

Further Australian and Tasmanian Government support announced for farming businesses and families.

Latest Rock Lobster Fishery Information
From 14 January all rock lobster zones reopened following the biotoxin event last year.

New Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2016 now available.

Motorists urged to slow down and drive carefully on Forestier Peninsula following devil deaths.

Identification of a second type of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

December 2015

Tasmanian devil wild release monitoring update - December 2015
Biologists have completed the first full-monitoring trip one month after the release of 39 Tasmanian devils onto the Forestier Peninsula. The captive raised devils were released into the Tasmanian landscape on private property near Dunalley in mid-November.

Orange-bellied parrot - extensive information and updates now available on this website.

TASMAP wins national mapping competition

Recreational Rock Lobster fishery - some parts of the Eastern region fishery have reopened since the biotoxin fishery event.


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