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The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest for the commercial operation of one of Tasmania's most significant historic maritime sites.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said Expressions of Interest are being sought for the operation of the Low Head Light Station and Low Head Pilot Station at the mouth of the Tamar River.

"The Low Head peninsula is a nationally important site with significant heritage and environmental values. The Tasmanian Government is proud to offer this magnificent opportunity," Ms Wriedt said.

"The Tasmanian Government has invested significantly in the maintenance and restoration of this heritage site since 2003 and it is now at a standard where it is a viable commercial opportunity."

The Low Head Pilot Station is a maritime village that has developed over a period of nearly 200 years. It is the oldest operational pilot station in Australia, having operated continuously since 1806.

The pilot station includes; a number of cottages, Pilots Row and school house, associated features such as the octagonal chart room, the semaphore, a stone jetty and workshop/boatshed. It also includes commercial accommodation, a café/kiosk and museum.

The Low Head Light Station includes the lighthouse which dates from 1889 and various residential quarters. It is one of the few working lighthouses in the State and could be further developed to incorporate lighthouse tours.

For further information about the Expression of Interest and/or an information package, contact Carole McCourtie, Parks and Wildlife Service senior commercial visitor services officer on 6233 2115 or carole.mccourtie@parks.tas.gov.au.