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  • Organ Pipes at sunrise, Mt Wellington. Photo: Michael Roberts

Newsletter No 25 – Spring 2017

2018-02-15T20:51:33+00:00October 1st, 2017|

A theme common to a number of articles in this issue of TNPA News is that Tasmania is being ‘loved to death’. But maybe ‘love’ is not the appropriate word, ‘visited to death’ would be more apt, for ‘love’ implies care.

  • Arthur Range, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

TWWHA management prior to Dec 2016

2017-11-08T07:26:23+00:00August 24th, 2017|

The 1999 TWWHA Management Plan was not perfect but a good compromise. The 2014 draft management plan was extremely regressive and more than 7000 public submissions opposed many of its core proposals.

  • The Pelion Plains in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Part of the iconic Overland Track. Photo: Grant Dixon

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

2017-11-08T02:17:16+00:00August 24th, 2017|

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area encompasses 1.6 million hectares of Tasmanian’s southwest and central highlands. Its World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but pro-development governments mean threats to the area’s integrity and wild character persist.

  • Highland rainforest stream, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon.

TWWHA values, boundary & monitoring

2017-08-25T07:42:47+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

There has been considerable documentation of World Heritage and other values but monitoring of their condition is inadequate and a TWWHA boundary that both includes all important values and facilitates effective management of these has yet to be achieved.

  • Ketchum Bay, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

TWWHA management since 2016

2018-07-16T07:30:03+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

The final Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan, released in December 2016, still contains many failings and deficiencies and we envisage ongoing campaigns to protect the area's values and integrity as a result.

Cradle Mountain Master Plan

2017-08-24T11:33:23+00:00August 14th, 2017|

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.

  • Munro Cabin under construction, Three Capes Track. Photo: Nick Sawyer

Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania

2018-02-15T23:32:23+00:00July 7th, 2017|

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.