Maria Island from ground view with Darlington on the left hand side and water on the right hand side.
Darlington with water

Public submissions welcome for Maria Island Rediscovered project – Stage 3

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is encouraging members of the public to have their say on Stage 3 of the Maria Island Rediscovered project.

In recent years visitor numbers to the Island have been steadily increasing, and the existing infrastructure is reaching the end of its service life.

The proposed works will deliver upgrades to the critical infrastructure in Darlington, providing essential services that meet contemporary environmental and safety standards and allow for sustainable visitation to the Island into the future and protect the natural, cultural, historic, and recreational values of this special place.

The Stage 3 proposal provides for a new wastewater treatment facility and connecting infrastructure, including new water and electrical connections to existing serviced buildings and future proofing the water supply to Darlington. 

Stages 1 and 2 of the project delivered a number of upgrades to the pressure sewer system infrastructure for the Darlington precinct and service corridors. Stage 2 also saw the pressure sewer system reticulation work completion for the public amenities on the island.

Additionally, the jetty toilets have been reopened and the new solar array and battery storage system to provide a sustainable energy supply for the Island are also now complete.

Once complete, the Stage 3 works will see the final connections of critical infrastructure works undertaken in Stages 1 and 2.

Provide your feedback on Stage 3 of the Maria Island Rediscovered project.

Published 1/03/2023