The Development Application for helicopter-accessed tourist accommodation at Lake Malbena, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, was rejected by 6 votes to 3 at the Central Highlands Council meeting on 26th February 2019. A common theme amongst the comments made by councillors was the failure of process –a small rural council should never have been required to make the key decisions about impacts on World Heritage values.

eNGO representatives outside Bothwell Town Hall, 26 Feb 2019.

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.