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Study proves feasibility of proposed multi-day walking experience in Tasmania’s Tyndall Range
A study into a new overnight experience in the Tyndall Range on Tasmania’s West Coast has shown the proposal to be feasible and will deliver a new multi-day walking experience.
Tasmanian Minister for Parks, Jacquie Petrusma notes “I am pleased to announce that the Tasmanian Government will double the funding already committed for the next iconic walk to take it to $40 million, to make this exciting proposal a reality.”
The Tyndall Range was selected for its extraordinary, spectacular and dramatic landscape from 35 public submissions in 2019, with significant public consultation, market testing and assessments indicating that it will be a success.
The feasibility study was conducted by an independent team of economists and market demand specialists, and involved surveys of seasoned walkers, visitors and local business.
Multiple route options were explored with the recommended option being a three day, two night, hut based experience.
Bushwalking is a treasured pastime of many Tasmanians, who will also have the opportunity to enjoy this new experience and the rich natural, geological and heritage experiences that it offers.
With a long history of hydro-power development and geological exploration in the area, the proposed route features a rich mix of heritage, mining endeavour, spectacular landscapes and waterfalls including the Lake Margaret Power Station and its wooden pipelines.
Minister Petrusma adds “the feasibility study indicates that this walk has the potential to generate 139 jobs during construction and a further 40 jobs ongoing once operational in fields such as tourism and hospitality, support services and transport operations, providing significant economic benefits for the West Coast region.
“This project will build on the success of the Overland Track and the Three Capes Track, and enhance our reputation as one of the great walking destinations in Australia, if not the world.
“Detailed design work will now commence on planning, hut concept designs and approvals before the project will be assessed through the Reserve Activity Assessment process, and the public given the opportunity to provide feedback.”
To view the Feasibility Study and the current proposed route, visit the PWS website
7th October 2020 - Tasmania receives funding for thermal efficient huts on overland tracks
31st May 2021 - Stonnington commits to walking strategy development
18th April 2021 - Hakarimata track reopens offering a less demanding walking
10th October 2020 - New Mt Lofty Summit walking and cycling trail officially opens
7th October 2020 - New nature walking trails open in the Sunshine Coast hinterland
11th August 2020 - South Australia’s Waterfall Gully walking trail upgrade complete
5th August 2020 - Funding announced for new parks, walking trails and open spaces in NSW
18th December 2019 - Mt Hotham promotes bushwalking for Summer
11th November 2019 - National walking trail launched in NSW Blue Mountains
18th May 2016 - New lodges to be built on Tasmania’s Three Capes Track
22nd September 2015 - Bushwalkers to pay $495 to explore Three Capes Track on Tasman Peninsula
10th October 2012 - Three Capes Track is Tasmania’s newest visitor experience
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