The Big Bend fire trail on kunanyi/Mt Wellington will be closed to the public from Wednesday 9 December 2020 while a major upgrade of the fire trail is carried out.
The fire trail is a critical firefighting and evacuation route on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The $250,000 upgrade is jointly funded by the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and TasWater as an important safety project that will also benefit recreational visitors to Wellington Park.
The fire trail upgrade will be undertaken in accordance with the approved Wellington Park Management Trust permit and Contract Environmental Management Plan, which were developed based on expert investigations into environmental and heritage values along Big Bend Fire Trail.
The works will include upgrading the 4km trail surface and improvements to drainage. They are expected to take up to eight weeks to complete. For safety reasons the fire trail will be closed to the public during this time.
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Hobart Tasmania 7001
The City of Hobart acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal People as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of lutruwita, Tasmania. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to their Elders past, present and emerging.