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$30m for Cradle cable car

The proposed cable car at Cradle Mountain National Park – one of the state’s biggest tourist drawcards – has been given its largest boost yet, with a $30 million injection from the Federal Government. As he made the funding announcement during a visit to Cradle Mountain, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: “This is a cableway to get people up here, to deliver 60,000 more visitors and many more jobs in Tasmania.” The cable car would take visitors high over Tasmania’s world heritage wilderness, transporting them from Cradle Mountain Village to Dove Lake where an impressive new viewing shelter would be constructed. Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, said work on the cable car would begin as soon as possible. The cable car is the central plank of an ambitious $160 million Cradle Mountain masterplan which aims to position the region as Australia’s premier wilderness destination. Under this masterplan, the addition of an impressive new visitor centre together with extra accommodation would create a new village hub. Cradle Mountain is widely considered as the gateway to Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness and it underpins our brand as a global destination for nature-based tourism.

12 June 2018, Edition 195

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