Work is underway to restore Stanley’s Highfield House with the historic site set to receive a new roof.
The project is expected to take about six weeks, weather permitting, with site preparations commencing this week and roofing works due to start on March 27.
Highfield Historic Site offers visitors an outstanding insight into Tasmania’s colonial history and the Van Dieman’s Land Company.
Minister for Parks, Roger Jaensch, said Highfield Historic Site was an important tourism drawcard for the far North West Coast, attracting a record 16,000 visitors during the 2022 calendar year – a 26 per cent increase on the previous year.
“The Rockliff Liberal Government is preserving Tasmania’s heritage and investing in tourism while supporting local jobs and the economy,” Minister Jaensch said.
“The new roof will better shield the historic homestead from the elements and protect it from leaks and water damage.
“It is terrific to see Tasmanian business Leigh Thomson Constructions awarded the contract to deliver the $170,992 project, funded through the Rockliff Liberal Government’s Maintenance Boost program.”
While the site will remain open during the works, visitors should note there will be some construction noise and visual impact with scaffolding erected as the roofers move around the building.
Visitors are asked to comply with all signage and avoid any fenced-off areas.