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Low Head visit


The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, met with community groups and commercial operators associated with the Low Head Pilot Station yesterday.

Ms Wriedt said she is confident that the historic site will continue to develop as a significant tourism destination that promotes Tasmania's maritime heritage, while also being a viable tourism business generating local employment.
The Parks and Wildlife Service will this weekend advertise a tender for the renovation and conversion of the boatcrew cottage to self-contained tourist accommodation.

Ms Wriedt said the project includes the replacement of temporary toilets next to the Coxwains Cottage and installation of permanent shower and toilet facilities in an adjacent shed.

"Like many historic sites throughout Tasmania, Low Head is operated through a community partnership that involves the site's managers, the Parks and Wildlife Service, operators of the commercial aspects of the site such as the café and accommodation and the ongoing efforts of volunteers," Ms Wriedt said.

"The Parks and Wildlife Service is committed to working closely with the Low Head community through the Low Head Advisory Group and the Low Head volunteer support group.

"This group includes the volunteers that run the Low Head museum and undertake maintenance of the site's grounds."

Ms Wriedt also met with Shirley Lincoln, the owner/operator of Nocturnal Tours/Low Head Penguin Tours and who is managing the site's accommodation, as well as Deborah Green, the new operator of the site's café.