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Upgrades for Seal Rocks State Reserve, KI

photo courtesy of Mike Dobbie

King Island locals and visitors will soon enjoy better access to Seal Rocks and the island’s stunning south western coastline with works starting on a new access-friendly path and viewing platform.

Tasmanian company AJR Construct have been awarded the contract. They will build a new lookout and redesigned walkway at Seal Rocks State Reserve. The reserve is known for its 7000-year-old calcified forest and spectacular cliff views.

Managed through the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, the $160,000 upgrade works are being funded by the state government. The works are part of a $31 million investment over four years to improve tourism infrastructure and enhance the experiences for locals and visitors.

The site will be closed for the duration of the works. The old viewing platform will be removed ahead of the construction of the new platform and path. Starting in November 2019, the works are expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete, subject to favourable weather conditions and the associated logistics of working in a remote site.

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