Beach at Cockle Creek
Cockle Creeek, Southwest National Park

Cockle Creek - tenders called for new gateway

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A fitting gateway into the picturesque Southwest National Park and Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area will provide locals and visitors with a sense of arrival, improving the visitor experience to a much-loved destination, which continues to grow in popularity. 

The Tasmanian Government is calling for tenders to construct a new visitor shelter and amenities at the entrance to the park, south of the Cockle Creek Bridge. The work also includes toilet facility upgrades in the national park and nature recreation precinct. The installation of interpretative signage will tell the story of the park and its surrounds. 

Work is expected to begin mid-2020 and infastructure has been designed to not only cater for visitor numbers but improve the environmental outcomes. During these works and when parks and reserves re-open to the public, there will be access to public facilities, walking tracks and a temporary information shelter. The improvements will be a major step in updating Australia’s southernmost point accessible by car. 

Tender documents and information can be found on the Tasmanian Government’s Tender website. The tender period closes in May 2020.

Published 22/04/2020


Southwest National Park
contact Mount Field Visitor Centre (for entrance via Maydena)
contact Huonville Field Centre (for entrance via Cockle Creek)