Upgrade for Russell Falls Track

Mark Shelton, Liberal Member for Lyons

4 June 2017

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania's much-loved national parks that enhance our reputation for outstanding nature-based tourism.

I am pleased that works are now under way that will improve the visitor experience for Russell Falls at Mount Field National Park.

Mount Field is one of Tasmania's most loved tourist destinations that attracts tourists from across the world, and the Government is acting to provide a quality and safe experience for all visitors to the area.

The works will include a new section of walking track and bridge over the Russell Falls Creek. This will allow walkers to undertake a circuit walk, without having to double back.

Additionally, the existing walking track will be upgraded to meet current safety standards and to increase the comfort for wheelchairs and mobility-impaired visitors.

The work will be completed in the coming spring/summer season, with widening, gradient improvements and re-sealing of the western side of the track. The viewing platform at the falls will be extended slightly and a non-slip surface installed.

The $300,000 project is funded by park entry fees and the PWS Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Access to the falls will be maintained at all times during the upgrade.