Important notices

Big Bend Trail closed for upgrade

2-Dec-2020

Big Bend Fire Trail upgrade works

Big Bend Fire Trail on kunanyi / Mt Wellington will be closed to the public beginning Monday, 7 December under a quarter of a million dollar project to upgrade the fire trail.

The 4km upgrade is jointly funded by the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and TasWater. It is expected to take up to two months. 

Big Bend Fire Trail provides an important firefighting and evacuation route on kunanyi / Mt Wellington and with increasing dry lightning strikes in the forest behind Hobart and Glenorchy it is important to ensure firefighting crews have safe, fast and reliable access to any firefront that threatens Greater Hobart.

The upgrade is part of the Hobart Fire Management Area Bushfire Risk Management Plan, which identified the Wellington Range as a high bushfire risk area. Works are aimed at reducing bushfire risk to Greater Hobart. 

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.

Earlier works were cancelled due to poor conditions.

Further inquiries phone 03 6238 2886 or email parks@hobartcity.com.au

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