In its haste to get work started on new facilities at Cradle Mountain, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is minimising public scrutiny and allowing some of the tourism industry’s inappropriate ideas.
The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT) is a new alliance of community groups from across Tasmania united with a common concern over the weakening of the state’s planning rules.
Normally, no news is good news but, in this case, it’s because all deliberations on proposed developments are being conducted behind closed doors, thanks to the Tasmanian Government’s secretive Expressions of Interest (EoI) process.
Development on reserved land requires an assessment process that is statutory, open and transparent, and provides for public comment and appeal rights.
The bushfire situation in the TWWHA has worsened significantly in the last 40 years. Effective fire management depends on a range of risk management actions, none of which on their own provides a complete solution.
The proposed replacement hut at Lake Tahune is merely one component of a creeping upgrade of facilities at Frenchmans Cap being undertaken to date without any meaningful consultation with stakeholders.