Devil’s Kitchen bridge funded

A SUSPENSION bridge across the Devil’s Kitchen Chasm on the Tasman Peninsula has been funded in the State Budget and is set to go ahead.

The Government has committed $1.5 million towards the $3 million Tasman Arch-Devils Kitchen Stage 2 project, which will also redevelop the visitor facilities.

Parks Minister Jacquie Petrusma described the bridge addition as “iconic’’.
“This will be another sure drawcard for the area to follow on from our recent investments on the Tasman Peninsula including Stage 3 of the Three Capes Track, Remarkable Cave, Shipstern Bluff and Pirates Bay,’’ Ms Petrusma said.
“This investment is part of our plan to secure the future of iconic tourism experiences in national parks and reserves across the state.
“It will ensure the renewal and maintenance of key visitor attractions like the Tasman Arch-Devils Kitchen, while further stimulating the local tourism industry in regional communities.”

The Government is seeking a Federal Government contribution for the remaining funding for this exciting project.

Tasman Mayor Kelly Spaulding said the bridge had the potential to be yet another great attraction to the area.
“However I am very concerned, as many residents are, about the amount of traffic already on that section of road when tourism returns to pre-Covid levels,’’ Mr Spaulding said.
“It would be super and quite an amazing attraction though.’’

Image: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, M

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