Thursday, April 25, 2024

Reopened Cataract Walk attracts thousands

The reopening of Launceston’s Cataract Walk has proved popular, with 13,173 people trekking the 1km path between Kings Bridge and the Cataract Gorge Cliff Grounds in the past fortnight.

The Cataract Walk was reopened to the public on February 23, following removal of a privately-owned retaining wall which failed last year.

City of Launceston Council oversaw the removal of more than 1500 tonnes of bluestone and wall material from above the Cataract Walk, utilising a custom fabricated trolley system.

Mayor, Matthew Garwood said it was pleasing great to see the Cataract Walk once again being used by the public.

“The work to reopen the Cataract Walk to the public was an amazing team effort between Council staff and our expert private contractors, who had to work in some of the most challenging terrain the Cataract Gorge has to offer,” Mayor Garwood said.

“The project involved some serious innovation from our contractors and staff, working high above the Cataract Gorge.

“It’s been awesome to see so many people walking along the Cataract Walk every day since it reopened.

“It’s really rewarding to see how Launceston residents and visitors to our city are making use of the reopened walkway, and with fine weather forecast we hope to see another bumper weekend ahead.”

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