Fixing Freycinet wastewater

Will Hodgman, Premier

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to investing in the infrastructure our growing state needs, and to protect the precious Tasmanian way of life.

Freycinet National Park is one of our most popular tourism destinations and is much loved by locals, however the local wastewater infrastructure is inadequate.

The Government will provide $365,000 to enable TasWater to undertake a feasibility study and provide options to address the wastewater infrastructure needs of the region.

We need to start work on the wastewater infrastructure improvements as a top priority, so the feasibility studies and options assessments will start in early 2019.

The Government has been working closely with Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, East Coast Tourism, the local community and key stakeholders to develop a Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan, and improving wastewater services has been identified as a top priority in the consultation.

It is expected the updated Master Plan will be released in early 2019.

This $365,000 in funding is in addition to the $8 million we have committed to support ongoing maintenance work to preserve our Parks and reserves for future generations.

10 December 2018