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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Bay of Fires Toilets

27/06/2005

A major infrastructure upgrade is under way in popular reserves in the northeast of the State.

The Minister for Parks and Heritage, Judy Jackson, announced today that work has begun on toilet facilities at four locations in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

New toilets also are planned for the Waterhouse Conservation Area and at North East River on Flinders Island.

"This infrastructure upgrade is targeting key visitor destinations and will have benefits for both visitors and the environment," Ms Jackson said.

"Tourism is very important to the economy of the northeast and having quality facilities is crucial to providing a positive experience for visitors.

"The Bay of Fires was recently named the second most beautiful beach in the world by leading travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller - United Kingdom and it is important that the pristine qualities of this area are maintained.

"The new composting toilets are a vast improvement over the old style pit toilets, both in the amenity for visitors and also in reducing adverse impacts on the local environment."

It is expected that the new toilets in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area will be completed by the end of July.

The total cost of the project is about $300,000, with funding provided by the Government's Economic and Social Infrastructure Fund.