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Lake Malbena developer still seeking approvals

2022-09-21T08:32:59+00:00September 21st, 2022|

Daniel Hackett is still attempting to obtain approval to construct his proposed helicopter accessed lodge at Lk Malbena. This has dragged on for four years, with no social license. The Federal Environment Minister should halt the current farcical consultation process.

TWWHA Walker Registration System

2022-09-02T20:17:14+00:00September 2nd, 2022|

A system of voluntary bushwalker registration on some popular walks in the TWWHA was introduced by PWS last summer. Despite shortcomings in monitoring the effectiveness of the system, it will be kept in place with minor refinements.

Review of State Planning Provisions

2022-07-30T05:05:44+00:00July 30th, 2022|

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the State Planning Provisions determine what land uses and developments are allowed, are prohibited or may be permitted by a local council in particular zones. The Act requires the provisions to be reviewed every 5 years.

Return of land to Aboriginal people

2022-07-30T05:02:40+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

The State Government published a consultation paper about changing the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 so it provides better for the return of land to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people. The paper included a suggestion that reserves could be identified for return.

TNPA News No 33 – Autumn 2022

2022-05-29T20:08:16+00:00May 29th, 2022|

In this issue, we describe the history of Tasmania’s national park system, and note the centenary of one of Tasmania’s most famous parks. It is apparent that tourism development issues are not new, and disturbing current trends are noted. But there are also encouraging results from a recent national poll.

Cradle Mountain Centenary – 16th May 2022

2022-05-15T00:12:12+00:00May 15th, 2022|

The Tasmanian National Parks Association is calling for the area around Cradle Mountain to be protected from over-development including an intrusive cable car, a century after the area was reserved on 16 May 1922 to protect its scenery.

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