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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Summary of Pumphouse Point Development Plan - Environmental Management Plan and Site Plan 2008

The full version of the Summary of Pumphouse Point Development Plan - Environmental Management Plan and Site Plan June 2008 can be downloaded as a PDF File (1500 Kb).

Summary

This site plan (the Pumphouse Point Site Plan) documents material relevant to gaining an approval for a tourism development on the shores of Lake St Clair in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA).

The development will provide accommodation, interpretation and visitor experiences. It will be undertaken by Simon Currant & Associates, a well established Tasmanian tourism company. The Pumphouse Point development is a step in its ongoing commitment to Tasmanian tourism.

Pumphouse Point will be a quality development with an emphasis on giving visitors unique experiences in a locality with outstanding natural and cultural values. These experiences will emphasise an understanding and appreciation of the physical and biological features of the WHA and the pre European culture and lifestyle of Tasmania’s Aboriginal community. The plan has been designed to respond to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999 (WHAMP) objectives and values.

The refurbishment of the 1940’s former Hydro Electric Commission’s (HEC’s) substation and pumphouse will be exemplars of contemporary, adaptive re-use. The retention of the former industrial buildings will provide a tangible link, for current and future generations, to the role the HEC had in the development of the central highlands and Tasmania in general throughout the 20th century.

The plan consists of a Development Plan, an Environmental Management Plan, and a site plan setting out site development and management proposals covering both the construction and establishment phases. The emphasis has been on minimising impacts and rehabilitating a degraded area. It forms the basis of submissions to the Tasmanian and Federal Government, and the Central Highlands Council for project approval. The document will also be referred to the World Heritage Area Consultative Committee (WHACC) for advice.