The rescue of a building set for demolition and its transformation into an eco-tourism resort is a great show of confidence in our award-winning tourism sector and supports our plan to become the eco-tourism capital of the world.
Located in the World Heritage Area between the Walls of Jerusalem and the Great Lakes, Thousand Lakes Lodge (formerly Bernacchi Lodge) has been given new life by Tasmanian sporting identity Marcus Ambrose.
Eight jobs have been created and that’s projected to double as the business grows.
We supported the redevelopment with a $300,000 grant through the Jobs and Investment Fund, an initiative jointly funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Liberal Governments.
Our support enabled the project to be brought forward by 12 months.
We are building Tasmania’s future by backing our competitive strengths and there is no better example than the tourism industry – it’s thriving, driving new confidence and investment and supporting local businesses and jobs.
The $1.3 million redevelopment represents not only a dramatic change of pace for Marcus but also a commitment to sustainable tourism in one of the State’s most precious natural areas.
This year’s national tourism awards demonstrated Tasmania’s great strength in eco-tourism proving that we can balance the protection of our natural areas with a growing tourism industry.