Big Bend fire trail upgrade

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The Big Bend fire trail on kunanyi/Mt Wellington has undergone a major upgrade.

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 upgrade is 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 include upgrading the 4km trail surface and improvements to drainage.