Tenders to rebuild bushfire damaged infrastructure open in TAS

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service are making use of the closure of national parks and reserves by undertaking vital rehabilitation works.

The park walks, roads and bridges that were damaged in the recent bushfires will begin to be repaired during the park closures.

Tenders will soon be called for a range of projects in southern Tasmania. In this region more than 117 kilometres of walking tracks and 119 kilometres of roads, bridges and other assets were damaged by bushfires.

Rehabilitation work will include projects such as clearing and track rebuilding. The work will help to generate jobs and economic activity in regional Tasmania and help the tourism industry to rebound strongly when the coronavirus emergency has passed.

Along with track rebuilding, gravel, rock, timber, helicopter services and other suppliers will be utilised to complete the works.

The Parks and Wildlife Service recovery team will oversee the rehabilitation work to ensure tracks and walks are safe to use when the parks and reserves re-open to the public.

Minister for Environment and Parks Roger Jaensch said visitor safety and environmental protection are priorities and this work will ensure all areas are safe to use before the roads and tracks are re-opened.

Tender opportunities for areas including Mt Anne Track, Lake Judd Track and Clear Hill Road, as well as supply of helicopter services, gravel and treated timber, will be advertised on the Tasmanian Government’s website.


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