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21/10/2013

Private operators will soon have an opportunity to lease the Entally Historic site at Hadspen.


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, said today that the State Government had taken the decision to offer the property for lease as part of a recent review of Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) facilities and services.


“The property is on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and, as such, will continue to be afforded statutory protection, regardless of who leases the property,” Mr Wightman said.


“The lease agreement will also provide stewardship of the property into the future,” he said.


Mr Wightman said that there are a number of examples in Tasmania where a private operation has resulted in the renovation and ongoing maintenance of the property, retention of its heritage values and the property is still available to the public through guided tours and open days.


“I would like to acknowledge the incredible contribution that a dedicated group of volunteers, and the Youth Futures organisation, have made to the site’s operation and maintenance of its beautiful gardens over many years.


“As part of the requirement for the lease,  the existing arrangements are ensured for Youth Futures.”


“I would also like to assure those volunteers and the community that the site will continue to be afforded protection through existing heritage protection legislation.


The State Government will also work with the successful proponent to ensure opportunities for public access and for the ongoing involvement of volunteers,” he said.


Mr Wightman said that when the Expression of Interest process is completed, the management, maintenance and security of the site will continue to be overseen by the PWS.


The Expression of Interest document is available by contacting Parks and Wildlife Service Tourism Services Manager, Jen Fry, at jen.fry@parks.tas.gov.au. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Friday, 8 November 2013.


 

Entally Historic Site for lease

The Entally Historic Site is being offered for lease.