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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents


As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site


Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded


A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Work starts on $12 million sewage treatment plant


Construction of a new $12 million sewage treatment plant using best practice technology to meet the future needs of a booming tourism location started today.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, turned the first sod for pipeline works associated with the new plant at Cradle Mountain.

"This is a joint initiative between the Tasmanian Government and the Kentish Council and will allow for continued sustainable development in this iconic tourism destination," Ms Wriedt said.

"While sewage treatment plants are not glamorous facilities, they are critical infrastructure and this plant will meet the most stringent quality standards to minimise negative environmental impacts.

"The plant was designed for visitor growth over the next 25 years."
Ms Wriedt said the design incorporates a treated effluent re-use scheme for non-potable water use.

"This feature will enable users to greatly reduce water consumption, a significant innovation that will set an example for environmental management in Tasmania," she said.

"The start of the construction phase of this project is the culmination of several years of detailed planning.

"The stringent approval process involved three tiers of Government and extensive consultation with stakeholders and the wider community."
The project is expected to be complete in 2008.