Huon Valley News

Dover township entrance to be upgraded

We would like to thank the Tasmanian Government for funding improvements to the entrance of Dover through the successful application to TasRECOVERY’s Economic and Community Recovery Grants program.

By providing an inviting entrance to the town, including a path linking to the Southgate Shopping Centre, the project will encourage visitors to slow down, stop and enjoy the town and surrounding areas.

Although the land is privately owned, Huon Valley Council has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the land owner to deliver this exciting project.

Improvements will include:

  • A new path
  • Sheltered picnic table and rubbish bin
  • Landscaping
  • Two information booths for tourists, residents and regional businesses

Huon Valley Council Mayor Bec Enders said the redevelopment will support the continued economic recovery of the Far South, which was badly impacted during the early 2019 bushfires at the height of its peak tourism season.

“The project will improve the visitor experience, encouraging them to spend and support our local small businesses,” said Cr Enders.

“As a gateway to the Far South, Dover is a beautiful waterside destination with so much to offer. We are pleased to be able to deliver this township amenity upgrade for the people of Dover in partnership with the landowners Sean Nominees Pty. Ltd and Recharge Pty. Ltd, and the Southgate Shopping Centre.”

Construction will begin mid-March 2020 and is expected to be complete by the end of April.

View the Dover Entrance plan. 

The project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.