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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.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.