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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Summary of Economic Impact Analysis for Three Capes Track

The full version of the Economic Impact Analysis for Three Capes Track 2008  can be downloaded as a PDF File (588 Kb)

Summary

The Feasibility Study for the Three Capes Track, released in May 2007, included a Business Case with an estimation of visitor expenditure using data from the Tasmanian Visitor Survey.  In order to provide greater certainty over the projected economic benefits, particularly at the regional level, the Parks and Wildlife Service engaged Syneca Consulting to undertake detailed economic modelling, which was completed in April 2008.

The modelling was based on the likely peak season capacity of 10,000 walkers and looked at visitor spend on items such as transport, accommodation, food provisions and ancillary services. The analysis indicates that the development of the Three Capes Track is projected to generate $3.1 million in visitor spending on the Tasman Peninsula per year, and create 70 new jobs.

The Tasman Council, Tourism Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service were joint funding partners in this project.