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Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018


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Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open


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West Point Road improvements


Access to a popular coastal recreational destination, the West Point State Reserve on Tasmania's West Coast, has been improved with the completion of roadworks by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O'Byrne said numerous potholes had been filled and drainage and surface improvements had been made to 2.7 kilometres of the gravel road south of Marrawah.

"The West Point State Reserve protects an extraordinary richness of Aboriginal cultural heritage and spectacular coastal landscapes," Ms O'Byrne said.

"The reserve is also a popular recreation destination, particularly for north-west residents who come to enjoy fishing, surfing and skin diving as well as beach walking, photography and nature study.

"In particular, West Point is an extremely popular surfing location where national and international surfing events have been held.

"The Tasmanian Government will continue to develop and maintain our world-renowned reserve and park system that conserves and promotes the State's natural and cultural heritage. The Parks and Wildlife Service will continue to provide maintenance, improved infrastructure and high-quality services and education to ensure visitor safety and to enhance visitor experiences."

SW and AJ Barker and Co Pty Ltd of Smithton were the contractors for the project which cost approximately $100,000. Funding was provided by the Parks and Wildlife Service Priority Asset Maintenance Program.

West Point Road improvements

Numerous pot-holes were a feature of the West Point Road before recent improvements were carried out.

West Point Road improvements

A grader works on the new gravel surface.