Meander Falls Road Access

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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby eggs » Fri 05 Dec, 2014 12:38 pm

Any update on road / bridge repairs?
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby horsecat » Fri 05 Dec, 2014 2:00 pm

No change in regards to the bridges Eggs. Was in there a few weeks back. The alternative access road further around was pretty sloppy as well, but things haven't been that wet here recently so it may now have dried a little. Had no problems getting right to the start of the Meander Falls track before last winter in a 4WD with decent clearance. The road up to the busted bridge on Mother Cummings Rivulet was in pretty good condition though
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby weetbix456 » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 3:44 pm

Any updates on the access to the Meander Picnic ground and/or further??
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby corvus » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 4:40 pm

I read the the other day that Tenders for replacing the bridges have been called.
https://www.tenders.tas.gov.au/OpenForBids/Details/3683
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby walkabout » Wed 24 Jun, 2015 5:07 pm

Thanks Corvus, this is an area I still have to explore.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby walkabout » Wed 01 Jul, 2015 4:04 pm

In the Examiner yesterday Parks and Wildlife anticipate the two bridges to be completed by December 2015.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby weetbix456 » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 1:11 pm

Cheers for the update guys, was up that way the other day. Will be great when it's all sorted again.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby north-north-west » Thu 02 Jul, 2015 2:59 pm

weetbix456 wrote:Cheers for the update guys, was up that way the other day. Will be great when it's all sorted again.

Until the next dose of flood damage . . .
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby gossy1985 » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 3:01 pm

The bridges will be constructed with cement. So hopefully they last
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby north-north-west » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 6:47 pm

Concrete would be better.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby naturelover » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 8:33 pm

Hi . My friend and I went up to Meander Falls in the snow , driving to the old carpark. The route we took to drive in is on my blog

http://natureloverswalks.blogspot.com.a ... -2015.html

It was very muddy, and 4WD drive only, but fine for that. Pics of the road and of the falls in the blog.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby Old Fart » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 9:00 pm

Compliments of the Tas parks waste book page :)


Construction begins on Meander Falls Road bridge replacement
Work will begin on the Meander Falls Road bridges replacement project on 19 October 2015. Construction will be highly dependent on weather and river levels, but it is anticipated that works will be completed over a 4-6 week period.
During construction Meander Falls Road will be closed to the public past the intersection with Scotts Road. As a result there will be no access to Smoko Road or the walking tracks starting on this road including Stone Hut, Ironstone and Mother Cummings Peak tracks. Access will be available to emergency vehicles if required.
Visitors should contact PWS staff on 6777 2179 to check the status of Smoko Road prior to visiting, to avoid disappointment.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby waterfallman » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 9:52 pm

Thanks for this info Naturelover.. It makes a whole lot of difference to actually see the intersections involved and the state of the road! This stuff can be make or break for a lot of people. You have done us a good service!
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby waterfallman » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 9:59 pm

Now.. thinking laterally.. Why spent umpty hundreds of thousands of dollars on two expensive bridges, when for about a sixth of that money, you could get some trucks to lay logging road base in on the alternative access road bad section, and crown it proof roll it, and voila.. you have a new good access! Good for 2wd as well.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby naturelover » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 8:51 am

Yes, you're thinking, but they're NOT. Do they ever??
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby GerryDuke » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 10:28 pm

Wouldn't give access to arguably the best walk in the reserve - Stone hut - Bastion Cascades and The Dell circuit. doing up the temporary road and replacing one bridge might have done the job. Perhaps more costly.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby headwerkn » Tue 15 Dec, 2015 9:27 pm

Anybody been up the Meander Falls recently? A mate and I (and our better halves) are planning on walking up to the Falls next week; are they actually still flowing over, given the rather dry spring we've had?

Rumour has it 2WD access to the trail head is still possible via a logging road in the area?

Cheers, Ben.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby headwerkn » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 9:08 am

Can confirm the Spur 2 temporary road is passable by 2WD vehicles if you're careful... bumpy and rocky in sections but bone-dry.

However the point is moot 'cause the bridges were opened to traffic on Friday (apparently there's still a little work to be done on them).

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Yeah, those approach/departure ramps are as steep as they look. Don't think the new bridges will be washed away in a hurry ;-)

PWS staff were there replacing signage at the trailhead yesterday afternoon too. Looks like it'll be business as usual again.

Cheers, Ben.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby Tortoise » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 10:48 am

Great - thanks for the update, Ben.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby north-north-west » Sat 26 Dec, 2015 6:02 pm

Fancy bit of bridgework. Can think of a few others that could do with that sort of thing.
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby Geoffhurst » Tue 05 Jan, 2016 7:30 pm

Does anyone know if the bridge work has now been completed?
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Re: Meander Falls Road Access

Postby taswegian03 » Sat 09 Jan, 2016 12:44 pm

Hi, both bridges open and road is driveable.
Went for a sticky-beak this morning...
Some minor gravel work to be completed. New signage looks good.
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