Stanley. A penguin viewing platform is one of the new additions earmarked for the Nut.
Following on from an election promise made earlier this year, $600,000 is being invested to redevelop the local icon over two years.
Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks said the state government’s vision is for Tasmania to be the “environmental tourism capital of the world”.
“That’s why we are moving ahead with delivering on our major election commitments to take parks to the next level and to future proof our icons.”
Works are intended to be staged with $450,000 prioritised to construct a new penguin viewing platform, improve car parking and upgrade reserve amenities, subject to tender and cost.
“Importantly, the new viewing platform and elevated boardwalk will protect vital nesting habitat while showcasing the incredible views of the beach below,” Mr Brooks said.
“These key upgrades were identified during consultation with the local community and works will commence shortly and be timed to avoid penguin nesting season.”
He said this investment, along with $250,000 of planned improvements to Highfield House, cement Stanley as a must-visit destination in Tasmania’s north west.
The plans can be viewed at the Parks and Wildlife Service website, www.parks.tas.gov.au.
Public feedback is welcome and comments can be directed to Admin.PWSNW@parks.tas.gov.au by Monday July 30.