Issues related to 2016 TWWHA Management Plan
The final statutory Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan was released in December 2016. While somewhat improved from the 2014 draft, including its rhetoric on wilderness, it still contains many failings and deficiencies. Hence, we envisage there will be many issues going forward.
Critical issues with the new management plan include the lack of a statutory assessment process for development proposals, provisions for inappropriate development, and the lack of a clear mechanism to protect wilderness.
- PWS correspondance re Lake Malbena tourist development proposal
- Lk Malbena development proposal briefing notes & EPBC referral 2018
- Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2016
- Letter to Minister Frydenberg re non-compliance of TWWHA Management Plan 2016 with World Heritage management principles
“… the Southwest Tasmanian wilderness is exceptional in size, quality and diversity in the Australian context and in the temperate regions of the world. As such it is of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science and conservation. The specific features of world heritage value which it contains only serve to enhance its value as an item of world heritage.”