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17/03/2008

The Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking tenders for a major upgrade of lighting and electrical equipment for Gunns Plains Cave.

PWS general manager Peter Mooney said the electrical upgrade would provide for improved lighting both for public safety, access and a better cave experience.

"The lighting upgrade will see the implementation of a new lighting concept prepared for the cave by noted cave lighting designer Neil Kell," Mr Mooney said.

"Mr Kell designed and implemented a major upgrade for King Solomons Cave at the Mole Creek Caves, which completely transformed the experience and we are confident that Gunns Plains Cave will be similarly improved.

"Mr Kell identified that Gunns Plains Cave has the potential to provide an experience for the cave visitor that is completely different to that of the other three show caves in Tasmania and the new lighting concept will help to realise that potential."

Tender information for the electrical upgrade is available from Trevor Keating, regional project coordinator, phone (03) 6429 8718, mobile 0428 333 884, or email Trevor.Keating@parks.tas.gov.au. Tenders close at 12 noon, Wednesday 26 March 2008.

The project is funded from the PWS priority asset maintenance program, funded by the State Government in last year's State Budget.