This Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting regional businesses and communities by repairing key tourism infrastructure damaged in last year’s floods.
Accordingly, I am pleased to announce the iconic Liffey Falls picnic area and walking track is now open to the public following the completion of repairs to visitor facilities.
Liffey Falls is a significant attraction for locals and tourists that has been identified as one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. Its re-opening is great news for the community and local businesses that will benefit from the increase in visitor numbers.
These repairs were part of our $8.7 million commitment to repairing flood damaged roads and bridges and prioritising repairs such as this, particularly in rural areas, plays a vital part in our plan to attract 1.5 million visitors to the state annually by 2020.
The works included a track re-route of the lower Liffey walking track and new foot bridge, resurfacing works and re-establishment of assets in the lower Liffey campground; construction of a new road bridge on the upper Liffey Falls access road, Riversdale Road, and reconstruction of the road way itself including culvert installation and gabion works.