Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Tasmanian Government commits $20 million for Port Arthur Historic Site

Tasmanian Government commits $20 million for Port Arthur Historic Site
November 21, 2020

Tasmanian Government commits $20 million for Port Arthur Historic Site

In their 2020-21 State Budget, the Tasmanian Government has committed $20 million in equity contributions over the next four years to assist Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) to respond to the financial impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding provides job security to the PAHSMA workforce and reassurance to the regional community, while ensuring PAHSMA can continue to meet its important conservation needs.

Tasmanian Minister for Heritage, Elise Archer advised “Today, I was delighted to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site to see first-hand the efforts that have gone into ensuring it is COVIDSafe for both locals and interstate visitors as they return to enjoy everything the iconic, national award-winning site has to offer.”

As part of further initiatives to promote the site, Port Arthur has also hosted a safe, socially distanced Long Table Feast and a Makers Market for local artisans and producers to showcase their products while other markets in the region were not operating. Due to the overwhelming response from the local community, more of these events are now planned.

Tour participant numbers have been reduced to ensure safe social distancing, with the result being that tours are now more personal and, in the case of Isle of the Dead and Ghost Tours, selling quickly.

To assist with COVID-19 contact tracing, visitors are encouraged to book tickets online, and visitors contact information will be collected at the ticketing desk.

This summer season Port Arthur aims to inspire Tasmanians and interstate visitors to visit the site with friends and family with the opportunity to explore new archaeological excavations, enjoy exclusive dramatic performances in the Separate Prison, and engage in quirky and interesting activities in the children’s holiday program.

An exciting travelling exhibition of criminal photography - ‘Underworld’ – is also planned to open in February 2021.

Minister Archer added “I encourage locals and visitors to come and experience this extraordinary piece of Tasmanian history.”

To support Tasmanians and encourage visitors to the Port Arthur Historic Site, entry tickets have been offered free for children until 31st December 2020 and anyone who purchases a ticket at the Site until the end of the year will automatically receive a free ‘Ticket of Leave Pass’ to gain free re-entry to PAHSMA sites (Port Arthur Historic Site, Coal Mines Historic Site and the Cascades Female Factory) for two years.

Image courtesy of Discover Tasmania 

 

Related Articles

6th March 2020 - Port Arthur Historic Site named top attraction 2019 Australian Tourism Awards

12th April 2016 - Port Arthur Historic Site to get Federal funds for tourism centre development


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business