Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

8 September 2018

Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Parks

Next steps on the new Cradle Mountain visitor experience

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on its commitment to transform Cradle Mountain into a new world-class experience.

Today marks a key milestone in the project with the release of the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for public comment. Images of the proposed shelter are also being released for the first time.

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.

The Cradle Mountain Master Plan will deliver a unique visitor experience for the region to encourage visitors to stay longer and visit again. The major investment in facilities and infrastructure and the resulting enhancements to the visitor experience will directly create local jobs.

Improvements to the Dove Lake experience include a new viewing shelter blended into the landscape at Dove Lake, a bus shelter and amenities building, an external viewing area, bus turning area, parking, a connection to the Dove Lake walking tracks and a viewing platform adjacent to Glacier Rock.

The DPEIS will be on display for six weeks and I encourage the Tasmanian community to provide comments either in writing, or by attending public information sessions to be held at Cradle Valley, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart.

Feedback from the community will help refine the Development Approval that will be submitted to the Kentish Council. Once all approvals have been obtained, the construction works will be tendered late this year.

The DPEIS is available at the Parks and Wildlife Service website

Submissions must be received by 21 October.

Artist impressions of site;

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