An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan has been reached following a competitive selection process with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.
Cradle Mountain is one of the must-see destinations in Tasmania attracting visitors from all across the world, which is why the Hodgman Liberal Government committed $21.8 million in the 2017/18 Budget to progress the Master Plan’s implementation.
The appointment of Hobart and Launceston-based Cumulus Studio is supporting local jobs in line with our Buy Local Policy and their design for the gateway precinct and Dove Lake viewing shelter will be the next significant step in the project.
We want to increase visitor overnight stays in regional areas by 70 per cent and increase visitor spend by 50 per cent by 2022, and we will continue to upgrade the infrastructure in natural areas such as Cradle Mountain to ensure they reach their full tourism potential.
Early works are expected to start late this year with the major portion of the works to be tendered in 2018.
A Development Application for the Dove Lake shelter is expected to be lodged for approval later this year once further design refinements are completed.
Visitation has been booming at Cradle Mountain in recent years and this major upgrade will attract even more visitors while supporting local jobs and adding to the local economy.