Smith plans Tas ecotourism lodge
Dick Smith and his son-in-law are hoping to establish
a new ecotourism lodge on a remote part of the
development application is expected to be submitted
in the next few months.
Smith and his son-in-law, James Baillie, bought
50 acres of land at Safety Cove, near historic
Port Arthur, last year.
are now testing for groundwater and doing wildlife
surveys, and have brought in land surveyors.
Baillie, who runs an ecotourism venture on Lord
Howe Island, says the next step is to revegetate
the former farmland.
years ago another company's bid for a 60-bed,
multi-storey venture was knocked back after opposition
from local residents.
Baillie says his proposal is for a niche 20-bed,
single-storey ecotourism development.
says public access to nearby Crescent Bay will
be maintained if the proposal is approved.