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Upgraded Julius River bridges improve visitor access


Bridge upgrades at the Julius River Regional Reserve are now complete.More

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites


Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.More

Urban focus for World Wetlands Day


'Wetlands for a sustainable future' is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. This international celebration of the significance of wetland environments is held annually on 2 February.More

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.