Work to start on fire damage at Clear Hill Road in south-west

John Tucker,Liberal Member for Lyons

Work will soon begin on fire damage at Clear Hill Road at the eastern end of Lake Gordon, with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) awarding a contract to locally-owned company MSD Constructions.

The work, which will start this month, will rehabilitate the area damaged by the 2019 bushfires, including removal of burnt vegetation, fixing hazardous rutting and improving drainage.

This is part of an ongoing effort to repair 117 kilometres of walking tracks and 119 kilometres of roads, bridges and other PWS infrastructure which was significantly damaged during the fires.

The work, funded through the Fire Recovery Fund, will be completed later this year and it is expected that the area will be accessible in summer for the community and industry; from boating and fishing enthusiasts, to tourism and beekeeping businesses.

On completion of the Clear Hill Road works, boat users will be able to access an alternate launch site on Eastern Spur, which was largely unburnt, and provides a gentler gradient for boat launching and retrieval.

Based in New Norfolk, MSD Constructions employs 37 staff across the business and an additional six local contractors. This work will provide important local employment opportunities during this uncertain time.

Contracts for other fire-impacted areas including Mt Anne Track and Lake Judd Track, as well as supply of helicopter services, gravel and treated timber, will be announced over coming months.

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