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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

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.


We want tourists to stay longer and spend more in our regional areas whille they're here, and one of the best ways to achieve this is to ensure high quality experiences and infrastructure is on offer in our stunning parks and natural areas.


The $4 million allocated for the current financial year will deliver over 30 projects around the State at major visitor sites such as Freycinet, Bruny Island, Mount Field, The Nut at Stanley and Fortescue Bay.


The funding for 2018 will make a start on many tourism priorities identified in the Future-proofing Our Icons initiative.


These projects also create jobs and local employement through support services such as accommodation and building trades.


At Mount Field, a major upgrade of the iconic Russell Falls Track is under way to improve low mobility access.


At Mt Mawson, a new day shelter will be built to provide a higher quality visitor experience and improved safety at one of the State's popular walking and snow-play sites.


At Cradle Mountain, the Glacier Rock viewing platform that provides stunning views of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain, will be upgraded, along with improved access.


Heritage works to the iconic Crater Lake boatshed and trailside museum near Waldheim, are also planned.


Planning is also under way at several locations to inform our investment decisions next financial year.


Detailed site planning at Cockle Creek in the State's far south and at Freycinet National Park, will ensure that future infrastructure meets the needs of visitors and protects the very reason that people come to visit.


New toilets at key locations will ensure that we keep pace with the demands for better facilities and the highest standards of waste management.