A CORONER has recommended water skiing, knee boarding and ski-biscuiting on the Prosser River west of the bridge at Orford be banned. The call from Coroner Robert Webster comes after a seven-year-old Lauderdale boy was killed in February 2020 while riding a ski biscuit. The boy was being towed by a boat and was thrownContinue reading “Tragedy sparks ban call”
EAST Coast locals have called on the Parks and Wildlife Service to abandon a proposed Freycinet Visitor Gateway development, evoking Joni Mitchell with “pave paradise and put up a parking lot’’. On Easter Monday, more than 50 locals donned red clothing to “draw a line’’. Freycinet Action Network convenor Sophie Underwood said the gateway, includingContinue reading “Protesters see red over car park plan”
SEALING the final road link between the East Coast and Tasman Peninsula has hit a hurdle with the local council saying it will only agree to the project if the state takes over ownership of Wielangta Road. Glamorgan Spring Bay Council agreed last month that it supported sealing Wielangta Road, but only if the roadContinue reading “Road link hits a bump”
More than 8000 resident black swans know just how important Moulting Lagoon and the Apsley Marshes are to birds and other wildlife.
Locals who travel by bus from the Sorell, the Tasman Peninsula and the East Coast to Hobart and surrounding areas can now travel for free as part of a five-week trial ending at the end of April.
The proponents behind an East Coast rural retirement development are challenging a legal decision which ruled against its establishment.
The sustainability of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council was a significant topic of conversation last year among residents of the municipality.
GETTING “back to the salt mine’’ is not usually associated with fun, learning and a culinary experience. But that is just what the latest East Coast visitor experience is all about. Tasman Sea Salt at Little Swanport last month launched a new “Salt Sommelier’’ experience. Established in 2013 just seven kilometres from a colonial eraContinue reading “Getting back to the old salt mine”
Proponents of an $84 million rural retirement village and healthcare project south of Swansea have been devastated by the decision of the Tasmanian Planning Commission to reject the plan.
THE State Government is exploring the cost and design of sealing Wielangta Road. In June last year, at the height of the drama of the Tasman Highway having to be closed for weeks for safety work, the Government conceded it was time to seal the strategic link between Orford and Kellevie. The news was greetedContinue reading “Sealed deal closer”