Stage three of the Three Capes Track upgrade in Tasmania’s wilderness is soon to begin. Tenders will be announced as part of the upgrade with one already available at Australian Tenders.
A total of 11,527 people have been walking on the track in its first full year of operation and Matthew Groom, Tasmania's Minister for Environment and Parks, spoke highly of the success of the Three Capes Track.
"The Track has been fantastic for tourism in Tasmania and especially for those on the Tasman Peninsula, as the people who walk the track are also staying in local accommodation, while shopping and eating locally," he said today.
"We want to attract more people to Tasmania and encourage them to spend more while they’re here as they are the lifeblood of so many regional businesses, and the ongoing success of the Three Capes Track is achieving this while supporting the Government’s plan to increase visitor overnight stay in regional areas by 70 per cent and increase visitor spend by 50 per cent by 2022."
Stage Three is upgrading the track to the third cape and the tenders will see the existing road and car park at the end of Stormlea Road upgraded with a widened road, parking for up to 80 cars and several small buses. A new public toilet is also planned for the site.
At the finish of the Three Capes Track at Fortescue Bay, works are under way to provide an improved destination point for walkers finishing the Three Capes Track. New facilities include an improved car park, turning area and walkers’ barbecue and shelter.
A total of $7.8 million has been allocated for Stage Three, with the State Government providing $4 million and the Australian Government providing $3.8 million.
Freycinet Master Plan Consultant
Also in Tasmania, the government is seeking a consultant via tender for the Freycinet Master Plan.
The consultant will work with a steering committee comprised of the tourism industry, Local Government, State Government and the community to guide the development of the Master Plan to identify the necessary infrastructure upgrades to support current and future visitation.
It will consider everything from transport logistics and water supply through to sewerage management, and this tender is another vital step in ensuring that we can continue to showcase the area and improve on what’s on offer.