Liffey Falls open to visitors

Mark Shelton, Liberal Member for Lyons

18 June 2017

This Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting regional businesses and communities by repairing key tourism infrastructure damaged in last year's floods.

Accordingly, I am pleased to announce the iconic Liffey Falls picnic area and walking track is now open to the public following the completion of repairs to visitor facilities.

Liffey Falls is a significant attraction for locals and tourists that has been identified as one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks. Its re-opening is great news for the community and local businesses that will benefit from the increase in visitor numbers.

These repairs were part of our $8.7 million commitment to repairing flood damaged roads and bridges and prioritising repairs such as this, particularly in rural areas, plays a vital part in our plan to attract 1.5 million visitors to the state annually by 2020.

The works included a track re-route of the lower Liffey walking track and new foot bridge, resurfacing works and re-establishment of assets in the lower Liffey campground; construction of a new road bridge on the upper Liffey Falls access road, Riversdale Road, and reconstruction of the road way itself including culvert installation and gabion works.