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kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cableway Development Application

2021-07-03T00:41:05+00:00June 24th, 2021|

The proposal is totally inappropriate in an area where the provision of recreational and tourism uses and opportunities is expected to be ‘consistent the preservation or protection of the natural beauty of the land or of any features of the land of natural beauty or scenic interest’.

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

2021-07-09T20:50:38+00:00June 1st, 2021|

The long-awaited Tourism Master Plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was released on 1st June 2021. While some content is better than expected, it is not a statutory document and can only provide context and guidance on how the Management Plan should be interpreted and applied.

Wilderness Support Opinion Poll 2021

2021-05-30T23:29:26+00:00May 30th, 2021|

A nationwide opinion poll has found 90 per cent of Australians support the protection of Australia’s wilderness areas. Support is high across the political spectrum, with 86 per cent of Coalition voters, 92 per cent of Labor voters and 94 per cent of Greens voters agreeing wilderness should be protected.

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

Maria Island Management Plan

2021-05-30T05:32:02+00:00May 30th, 2021|

The review of the Maria Island National Park management plan has finally commenced. Visitor numbers have been rising rapidly and further increases are anticipated, but it seems no consideration is being given to limiting visitor numbers.

Election Manifesto 2021

2021-04-15T05:07:46+00:00April 15th, 2021|

In the lead-up to the forthcoming 2021 Tasmanian State election, we have prepared an Election Manifesto listing our major concerns with government policy and practice.

TNPA News No 31 – Summer 2021

2021-03-09T19:50:38+00:00February 18th, 2021|

Tourism-related issues are again discussed in this issue, specifically the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 shutdown to do things differently in future. There is also discussion of issues relevant to the forthcoming TWWHA fire management plan. Reviews of two new books also feature.

TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy

2020-12-21T05:54:55+00:00December 21st, 2020|

A Biosecurity Strategy for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is under development. We hope that it will direct some much needed attention and resources onto biosecurity, which has been seriously neglected in recent years.

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