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.
- Commercial tourism in Tasmania’s wilderness threatens the attraction it exploits
- Submission re draft Dove Lake Development Proposal & EIS 2018
- Submission re draft Freycinet Master Plan 2018
- Lk Malbena development proposal briefing notes & EPBC referral 2018
- PWS correspondance re Lake Malbena tourist development proposal 2018
- 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
- Letter to Minister Groom re criteria for EOI process for tourism developments in national parks 2014
- Submission re Maria Island Ecotourism Feasibility Study 2013
- 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.”