Staircase to stunning views

Tourism. Further upgrades to Dip Falls are set to begin this week.

The work will focus on upgrading the stairs, improving safety and increasing accessibility to the destination that is popular with locals and tourists alike.

This work is stage two of the upgrade process with a new viewing platform built at the base of the falls last May, providing secure footing, a safer environment for people visiting the falls, and a new aspect from which to capture the power of the water cascading down the falls.

The new platform provides an improved viewing experience for all who venture to the site, and this has directly led to an increase in visitor numbers to the area, said a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

The $190,000 investment to upgrade the falls comes from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, a $4 million commitment each year over two years with this being the second year of the commitment.

Tasmanian contractors AJR Construct were awarded the tender for the Dip Falls upgrade work, set to commence in the last week of April with completion expected by July.

The upgrade to the viewing platform and stairs was an election commitment made by the Liberal Party.

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