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Encounter Maria Island

20/10/2017

Encounter Maria Island's new ferry Osprey V, that will allow even more visitors to enjoy one of the State's best tourism attractions, was launched today.More

Progress on Cradle Mountain Master Plan

19/10/2017

An important milestone in the Cradle Mountain Master Plan project has been reached following a competitive tender process, with Cumulus Studio chosen to design the Cradle Mountain gateway precinct and the Dove Lake viewing shelter.More

Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Master plan for Freycinet

01/05/2017

Freycinet is one of the absolute jewels in Tasmania's crown.


Locals and visitors alike are flocking to the area to discover for themselves why this is not just one of the country's great regions, but one of hte world's most stunning areas.


This year, visitor numbers are expected to top 300,000 for the first time ever, making it one of the State's visitor hotspots.


Last year, Freycinet won bronze at the Australian Tourism Awards in the major attractions category, and the sky's the limit as far as this region of Tasmania is concerned.


The Tasmanian Government has set aside $50,000 this year to develop a comprehensive master plan for tourism infrastructure for the area.


The Tasmanian Government is also investigating options to improve the Wineglass Bay access road in readiness for the coming summer season. Approximately $100,000 will be set aside from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund in the upcoming 2017-18 Budget to address urgent road and parking issues that have already been identified.


The master plan will consider everything from transport logistics and water supply through to sewerage management and is vital to ensure that we can continue to showcase the area and improve on what's on offer.


The master plan will provide Government, the community and local businesses with a clear investment strategy that will deliver for the entire Freycinet and Coles Bay region.


The Government will work with a steering group that includes East Coast Tourism, the Parks and Wildlife Service, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, and the Freycinet Tourism Group.