Tenders will soon be called for a range of projects in southern Tasmania to repair more than 119 kilometres of roads, bridges, and other assets that were damaged by the recent fires.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service aim to make the most of the closure of national reserves and parks by undertaking vital rebuilding works. Damaged park walls, roads and bridges that were affected by the fires will undergo repair during this period.
Works will include projects such as clearing and track rebuilding, and will generate jobs and economic activity in regional Tasmania and aims to help the tourism industry rebound after the pandemic passes.
Gravel, rock, timber, helicopter services and other suppliers will be needed to complete the works.
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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.
Tasmanian Environment and Parks Minister 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.