2 October 2019
Work will shortly begin on the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s $3 million upgrade of huts along the Overland Track, commencing at the Waterfall Valley node.
This investment is part of our $31 million investment over four years to future-proof our Parks' tourism infrastructure and enhance the experiences for locals and visitors.
This year’s Budget is all about maintaining the momentum and investing for growth, including in our cParks' infrastructure with visitation continuing to increase.
The contract for the construction of the new public hut and staff quarters at Waterfall Valley in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park has been awarded to Tasmanian company, AJR Construct Pty Ltd.
Works are expected to begin on site in late October 2019 and carry through to May 2020.
The project will increase the capacity of the hut to 34 walkers and provide improved amenity by designing for energy efficiency, thermal performance and building health.
The new public hut will replace the old one and is part of a broader plan, which is working towards providing a consistent visitor experience throughout the world renowned six day Overland Track walk through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The project will also replace Windermere Hut in 2020/21 and enable planning for replacement of Kiaora Hut.
Information for walkers is available on the Overland Track bookings page of the Parks website: www.parks.tas.gov.au/overlandtrack