Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project Unveiled By Minister

Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project Unveiled By Minister

Tasmania Minister for the Environment and Parks Matthew Groom

Exciting Times For Cradle Mountain

Victor P Taffa

Cradle Mountain is one of the jewels in Tasmania’s crown of stunning natural locations.

It was my pleasure today to unveil the next step in the Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project, Minister for the Environment and Parks Matthew Groom said.

“This will improve the visitor experience and ensure Cradle Mountain retains its reputation as a must see destination in Tasmania.”

Visitor infrastructure, services and buildings for the Cradle Mountain area do not reflect the experience that many of our visitors to this area expect. In particular the current main visitor centre is insufficient to deal with current visitor number demands or that forecast for the future.

Hodgman Government committed $21.8 Million in the 2017/18 Budget to progress the Master Plan’s implementation.

Key features of the upgrades include

  • Construction of a new visitor centre,
  • Commercial services hub and village precinct,
  • New viewing shelter and viewing platform at Dove Lake,
  • Improved transportation within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Visitation has been booming at Cradle Mountain in recent years as more and more tourists flock to the state to experience our extraordinary natural environment, and the upgrades will attract even more tourists each year putting money into the regional economy.

“Proposed village on the edge of the World Heritage Area is a key recommendation of the Master Plan, and I am very pleased we are taking action to ensure this project goes ahead to the benefit of everyone in the state’s north-west.” Mr. Groom said.