Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother has been awarded a $12 million contract for work on the Cradle Mountain Visitor Gateway Precinct.
The new Precinct will be the heart of the visitor experience and the first arrival destination for visitors to the park. It will involve the construction of new Visitor Services and Tour Operator Buildings, and a Café.
The awarding of this contract to Fairbrother will see around 24 employees and 35 sub-contractors work directly on the project.
The contract includes the construction of new buildings including a new visitor services centre, commercial tour operators building and a café and essential infrastructure services such as power, water, sewage, and communications to service the Gateway Precinct. Other works include civil, landscaping, rehabilitation works, access roads and car parking.
All of these works will occur on Crown land outside the national park, alongside Cradle Mountain Road. All planning approvals for the works have been obtained.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is making a total investment of more than $56.8 million into the Cradle Mountain Master Plan, in addition to commitments from the Federal Government.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide a unique visitor experience and gateway to one of Tasmania’s most majestic tourism icons.