Fixing a Long Standing Problem
Lost World kunanyi/Mount Wellington
The start near the road at Big Bend crosses a soakage that is the headwaters to New Town Rivulet. It is usually wet and a little boggy for much of the year. The work was to install stepping stones to make it better for walkers.
The project was conducted with the City of Hobart who provided equipment and skilled personnel. The length of section is about 25 metres and most of the rock was able to be delivered rather than sourced from the site.
Rocks used were all quite large and designed to be mostly below ground level. At times when a lot of water is present it is expected that some may be above the top of the rocks, but will still provide a solid base for people to step on. It is not intended to provide a dry boot standard of track. As well as improving walker access the section will better protect the vegetation that currently is taking a battering.
Follow up checks will be made to monitor the expected improvements in condition of the location.
This report can be viewed along with photos at our blog page
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