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Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan


An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape


Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete


One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.

Replacement of Meander Falls Road bridges


Planning is underway for the replacement of two bridges on the Meander Falls Road that were washed away during flooding in 2011.

The Government has committed $500,000 to re-establishing two wheel drive vehicle access to the Meander Falls walking trail.

The Parks and Wildlife Service is working with the Meander Valley Council and the local community to finalise the most suitable option ahead of commencement of works this year.

The new bridges will enable two-wheel drive access to Meander Falls, one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It will also provide access to the former picnic area/day use site and Huntsman’s Hideaway.

Planning is proceeding on the project, with surveyors, geotechnical engineers and hydraulics engineers completing the required field work late last year. Once a concept design is finalised, a design and construct tender will be advertised about June 2015. The bridge will be built during the 2015-2016 summer, as the majority of the funding is provided for the 2015-2016 financial year.


Replacement of Meander Falls Road bridges

Drilling was undertaken as part of the planning works for new bridges on the Meander Falls Road.

Replacement of Meander Falls Road bridges

A surveyor at work on the Meander Falls Road bridges project.