Minister for Parks
Building starts on the all-weather shelter at Ben Lomond National Park
1 December 2021
The visitor experience at the Ben Lomond National Park will soon be enhanced with construction starting on a new $2.1 million public shelter to provide a state-of-the-art entry point into the village.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has engaged Tasmanian business Anstie Constructions Pty Ltd to build the new shelter which will feature a heated internal area along with amenities and public toilets.
Importantly, the shelter has been designed to sensitively blend into the landscape and will replace the previous shelter that was unfortunately destroyed by fire during 2018.
Once complete, this new shelter will be an important recreational asset in northern Tasmania all year-round.
The Ben Lomond National Park snowfield activities provide economic benefits for the retail, recreation and tourism sectors both on and off the mountain.
In recent years there has also been a noticeable increase in summer visitation with visitors enjoying short walks, stunning wildflowers and a rich variety of bird life.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is proud to be working with the community to provide the best outcome for stakeholders and visitors to this iconic destination.