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Our Work

The Tasmanian National Parks Association (TNPA) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to the protection of Tasmania’s national parks and reserved lands. We aim to give park users a voice and involve the community in matters affecting these important and invaluable areas.

We seek to preserve and expand Tasmania’s national park system, and to ensure appropriate management of their natural and cultural values in the long term interests of conservation.

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

World Heritage

World Heritage status implies the highest possible level of protection but threats to the wild character and integrity of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area persist.

Waterfall Valley, Cradle Mountain - Lk S Clair National Park. Photo: Gaant Dixon

Tourism

The Tasmanian Government’s policy of ‘unlocking our national parks’ with minimal opportunity for public scrutiny of proposed developments is a a major threat to the integrity of our parks and reserves.

Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Management

Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Western Arthur Range in the Southwest National Park. Photo: Geoff Dixon

Wilderness

The protection of wild character and the opportunity for visitors to experience wilderness underpins a great deal of our work.

Bushwalker above Lake Judd, Southwest National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Recreation

There is a long history of attempts to achieve environmentally-sustainable management of Tasmanian walking tracks and their use by walkers.

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Latest News

Conservationists appeal Lake Malbena decision

We have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Tasmania against the decision granting a permit to develop helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Halls Island, Lake Malbena.

RMPAT final Malbena decision released

RMPAT has issued a disappointing final decision today (18 Dec 2019) regarding the proposed Lake Malbena development. However, the battle is by no means lost. We will be carefully considering the Tribunal’s decision and will be taking advice with respect to our legal options.

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan discussion paper released

The Tasmanian government has recently released, with little fanfare, a discussion paper entitled “Towards a Tourism Master Plan” (for the TWWHA). Aspects appear positive but the paper is general and our fundamental concerns cannot be allayed until we see the draft Tourism Master Plan itself, scheduled for public release and comment in March 2020.

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Get in Touch

Tasmanian National Parks Association
GPO Box 2188
Hobart TAS 7001