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A Tasmanian company experienced in providing quality ecotourism facilities has been selected to develop a proposal for tourism services at Pumphouse Point within the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that Simon Currant & Associates was selected following a recent expression of interest process.

"Mr Currant has a proven track record in providing a quality experience for visitors to Tasmania's natural areas with the development of the Cradle Mountain Lodge, Strahan Village and Peppermint Bay," Peter said.

"The aim of a facility at this site is to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy a quality experience that highlights the values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

"A low-key tourism facility at this site will ensure that the historically significant buildings will be conserved and that other previously disturbed parts will be rehabilitated as part of the adaptive reuse of the area."

"Of course any facility on this outstanding site will need to exhibit best practice in terms of environmental, cultural and visitor management and conform with the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999.

"In recognition of the location of this site within a World Heritage Area, we're looking for the highest environmental standards, both from the proposed development and in its ongoing operations.

"We would expect the facility to demonstrate best practice in relation to environmental management, interpretation and client service.

"There is a rigorous environmental assessment process in place that applies to all development in the World Heritage Area, which will involve a range of local, state and Federal Government agencies."