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Waterfall Valley Public and Ranger Huts


The Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting public comment on the proposed Waterfall Valley Public and Ranger Huts. The Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) and supporting documents describe the development proposal for both huts.

The Overland Track is a premiere multi-day alpine walk in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The proposed public hut will replace the existing hut at Waterfall Valley. The proposal is part of larger project to address the inconsistent capacity and standard of huts at the five main overnight nodes on the Overland Track.

The proposed ranger hut will improve work health safety standards to an acceptable level. Current ranger accommodation is a structure intended for temporary use. The proposed ranger hut will be a habitable building suited to longer stays with the capacity to accommodate individuals or multiple staff.

The RAA has been prepared to demonstrate compliance with statutory regulations and management plans as well as to describe the potential impacts to natural, cultural and recreational values. The RAA lists management controls to mitigate potential impacts.

A public information session will be held in Devonport on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 from 6 to 8pm at the Paranaple Centre, Devonport.

Your input may be provided in writing, addressed to

Director of Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

GPO Box 1751

Hobart TAS 7001

Or by email to WaterfallValleyHuts@parks.tas.gov.au

(Note that your name and contact details must be provided for the submission to be considered.)

The consultation period closes on 19 June 2019.

The Reserve Activity Assessment report is available for download      1.5MB