Lack of planning oversight
Ever increasing visitor numbers and lobbying from commercial operators for increased access are putting additional pressure on Tasmania’s national parks and reserves. The Tasmanian Government’s response is not to rigorously plan to ensure their protection but to ‘unlock’ these areas by weakening planning controls and reducing opportunities for public involvement in planning decisions.
- Why Tasmania needs a statutory process to control development on reserved land
- Tasmanian Tourism – What Future?
- Tasmanian Nature-based Tourism – World Leader or Mediocrity?
- Environmentally Sustainable Tourism Principles – a starting point
- Impacts on Tasmanian conservation reserves of major shifts in government policy 2014
- Media Release re national park tourism 2004
“If we can revise our attitudes towards the land under our feet; if we can accept a role of steward and depart from the role of conqueror; if we can accept the view that man and nature are inseparable parts of the unified whole – then Tasmania can be a shining beacon in a dull, uniform and largely artificial world.”