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New Hartz shelter takes shape


Huonville ranger Phil Bradley received a positive response from a community representative when visiting the site of the new Hartz Mountains visitor shelter recently.

Construction is under way on a new visitor shelter next to the main car park at the beginning of the Hartz Peak track.

Phil said the new shelter and toilet will be a great asset for the park.

"It will be a great improvement for visitors to what is one of the overlooked jewels of Tasmania's parks and a window into the southwest wilderness," Phil said.

"The shelter will include walker registration and information sections, an area for picnics and it will provide a great view of the mountain ranges.

"Even during inclement weather visitors will be able to stay a while and enjoy the magnificence of the Hartz sheltered from the weather."

Phil said that Mr Reg Riley who was representing the Geeveston community Streetscape Committee, was very positive about the new facility.

"Mr Riley commented after the visit that the facility is a much needed addition to the Hartz Mountains National Park and he expected it will be very welcomed by the many visitors to the area," Phil said.

The new shelter will complement a series of recent improvements at Hartz, including walking track upgrades and viewing platform installations.

The shelter is expected to be completed by the end of March.

New Hartz shelter takes shape

Phil Bradley and Reg Riley inspect the new Hartz Mountains visitor shelter.