Upgrading the Dip Falls viewing experience

Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon

14 March 2017

The visitor experience at Dip Falls in the state's North West will soon be enhanced thanks to the construction of new stairs, allowing visitors to admire the spectacular view and natural wonder of the falls.

Earlier this year, Parks and Wildlife Service called for tenders for the construction of stairs to access the viewing platform.

Today we can announce that the $178,000 contract for the stair access has been awarded to a local Tasmanian firm, AJR Construct of Devonport.

This is yet another example of Tasmanian businesses successfully tendering for Government contracts under the Hodgman Liberal Governments Buy Local Policy.

A new viewing platform was built at the base of the falls in May last year, providing secure footing, a safer environment for people visiting the falls, and a spectacular aspect from which to capture the power of the water cascading down these falls.

The new platform also provides a much improved viewing experience for all who venture to the site, and this has directly led to an increase in visitor numbers to the area.

The upgrade to the viewing platform and stairs was an election commitment made by the Hodgman Liberal Team, and we are delivering on our commitment in Government to provide a safer viewing experience at the falls.

The new stairs will ensure that safer and easier access to the viewing area is maintained.

Work at the site will be undertaken from late March until the end of May 2017.