John Tucker,Liberal Member for Lyons
Tenders are now being called for to deliver a redeveloped car park at one of Tasman National Park’s most popular tourist attractions, Tasman Arch-Devils Kitchen near Eaglehawk Neck.
The car park will be completed later this year and will provide space for 30 vehicles, two accessible car parks and eight dedicated long vehicle/bus spaces as part of the Tasman National Park Gateway Project.
Pleasingly, the project will not only provide infrastructure to meet visitor expectations but will also create jobs for Tasmanian workers, at a time when they are needed the most.
Helping our tourism industry recover from the impacts of COVID-19 will be vitally important once our borders reopen, especially for jobs in our regional areas and for the broader economy, and these upgrades will ensure we can continue to attract visitors while delivering high-quality experiences well into the future.
The PWS has been carefully planning the renewal of the Tasman National Park for over a year and the re-modelling of the site aims to provide a more sustainable, long term solution to traffic and pedestrian movement. Public consultation workshops informed the final design, which will protect the extensive sea cliffs and natural arches carved out by the Tasman Sea.
The carpark will be relocated further from cliff edges to provide greater room for viewing and pedestrian circulation at this high visitation site.
The project will complement other works currently underway within the Tasman National Park, including stair upgrades at nearby Remarkable Cave.
Walking track upgrades commenced onsite in March and plans are well underway for the construction of a new viewing platform and toilets which are expected to be completed before next summer.
Work on the new car park is expected to begin in July and take about four months to complete.