Upgrade. The visitor experience at Dip Falls will soon be enhanced with the construction of new stairs, allowing visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.
Earlier this year, Parks and Wildlife Service called for tenders for the construction of stairs to access the viewing platform. The $178,000 contract for the stair access has been awarded to AJR Construct of Devonport.
Liberal Member for Braddon Joan Rylah said recent upgrades have led to an increase in visitor numbers.
“A new viewing platform was built at the base of the falls in May last year, providing secure footing, a safer environment for people visiting the falls, and a spectacular aspect from which to capture the power of the water cascading down these falls,” she said.
“The new platform also provides a much improved viewing experience for all who venture to the site, and this has directly led to an increase in visitor numbers to the area.
“The new stairs will ensure that safer and easier access to the viewing area is maintained,” Mrs Rylah said.
Work at the site will be undertaken from late March until the end of May.