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Explore Three Capes this August


Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again


Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


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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.