Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s most loved tourism destinations, and the Hodgman Liberal Government is upgrading vital infrastructure to ensure it can reach its full tourism potential.
Accordingly, I am very pleased to announce the walkways and lookout at Bruny Island Neck will be reopened to the public from today following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.
With its stunning views, the Neck is one of the most popular locations on Bruny Island and the ongoing upgrades will ensure the Island keeps up with tourism demand while increasing road safety for locals, tourists and wildlife.
It’s great news for locals and tourists alike and supports our goal for 70 per cent of visitors to stay overnight in our regional areas and to increase visitor spend by 50 per cent by 2022.
The new carpark will provide for 24 spaces plus bus parking, with safer entry and exit driveway access. Further upgrades, including a new boardwalk and viewing platforms, are expected to commence in 2018 after ground nesting birds have left the site.
Upgrades to the toilet facilities are also expected to be finalised in mid-January, with signs currently up directing the public to an alternate facility at the Bruny Neck campground.
The upgrades at Bruny Island Neck are being jointly delivered by the Department of State Growth and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.