Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

15 January 2018
Nic Street, Liberal Member for Franklin

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

The Hodgman Liberal Government is continuing to meet the needs of our increased tourist visitation with a new toilet facility now open at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.

This follows the carpark, roadworks and wildlife zone including penguin tunnel access we opened in November, to cater for the increased number of tourists stopping at the popular lookout, and to prevent greater impact on the wildlife.

The new four cubical facility is a `closed’ system to prevent environmental impact and are both wheelchair and pram friendly.

Planning is also well underway for the next stage in the redevelopment with the boardwalks, stairway to the lookout and viewing platforms to be replaced and improved.

These works will provide a new and enhanced experience for visitors and are specifically designed to protect the movements of penguins and other fauna.

Infrastructure will follow the existing footprint wherever possible to minimize further physical and visual impacts to the fragile “neck” environment.

The upgrades are part of the Hodgman Government’s Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program, which is funding $8 million of infrastructure upgrades in parks and reserves across Tasmania from 2017-2019.

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