Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

29 December 2017

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks

Improving visitor facilities and services at Mount Field

I am pleased to announce that Waterfalls Café and Gallery leaseholders, Rachel and Greg Power, can now progress their vision for improved visitor services at Mount Field National Park.

The project involves operation of the public campground and the management of the “Government huts” at Lake Dobson by the Waterfalls café owners.

The project has the potential to provide increased employment opportunities for the Derwent Valley as the business grows, and has now progressed to lease and licence negotiation under our Tourism Opportunities in National Parks, Reserves and Crown land process.  

Subject to these negotiations with the Parks and Wildlife Service, this arrangement will deliver an improved and streamlined visitor experience.  

This includes a contract cleaning service for the day-use facilities at the campground, along with the visitor centre and Government huts and a central online booking system for all accommodation.

This is an exciting proposal that will entice tourists to stay longer and spend more in the Derwent Valley region, and help achieve our goal to increase visitor overnight stays in regional areas by 70 per cent by 2022.

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