Acting Tasmania Minister for Parks Jeremy Rockliff
Tarkine Drive Visitor Facility Upgrades
Victor P Taffa
A tender has been advertised today for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive, Acting Minister for Parks Jeremy Rockliff said.
“Visitor facilities at Julius River and Milkshake Hill will be upgraded to improve the visitor experience thanks to a $500,000 investment by the Hodgman Government.” Minister Rockliff said.
At Julius River, picnic facilities will be upgraded, track maintenance will be carried out on the Short River Walk and a carpark assessment will be undertaken.
At Milkshake Hills, the picnic shelter roof will be replaced and interpretive signage installed.
Tasmania’s National Parks, Reserves and wilderness areas are a key driver of tourism in regional areas around our state.
Hodgman Government is delivering record funding of over $65 Million in the management of our parks and reserves to protect our precious wilderness assets and provide opportunities to engage with our natural areas, not just for now but for generations to come.
“As part of this commitment, we are investing $2 Million for the upgrade of Sumac Road on the Tarkine Drive route, including $500,000 to improve the visitor facilities at Julius River and Milkshake Hill.” Minister Rockliff said.
Tender for these works is being advertised today, with works expected to be completed by March 2019.
Submissions close on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 at 2 pm.