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Tyndall Range ‘ Next Iconic Walk’ Feasibility Study

2021-12-21T04:47:02+00:00December 21st, 2021|

A study into a new overnight walk in the Tyndall Range claims the proposal is feasible, and the government has doubled the funding already committed to take it to $40 million. But the proposed Next Iconic Walk, and in particular its location and selection process, has been criticised by a range of eNGOs, and many aspects of the Feasibility Study reinforce these earlier concerns.

Draft Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan

2021-12-01T19:23:57+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Wild feral deer are a significant threat to the natural values of Tasmania’s unique and valuable national parks and protected areas. While there are some positive initiatives in the draft Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan, fundamentally, wild deer should be managed as an invasive species and biosecurity risk.

TNPA News No 32 – Spring 2021

2021-11-02T22:39:07+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

The 20 years campaigns timeline in this issue of TNPA News gives an impressive picture of the work and achievements of the TNPA since its inception. It also, more soberingly, shows that some of the same battles have had to be fought over and again!

Towards a TWWHA Fire Management Plan

2021-10-25T04:28:57+00:00October 24th, 2021|

Fire is perhaps the greatest challenge for the management of the TWWHA, particularly in the context of a changing climate. A fire management plan is being prepared. We comment on the the various PWS fire issue discussion papers released in September 2020.

Biosecurity

2021-12-01T19:25:55+00:00October 6th, 2021|

Biosecurity concerns the protection of the environment, including national parks and reserves, from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

Lake Malbena Appeal

2021-09-17T06:36:08+00:00September 17th, 2021|

The decision in our appeal against proposed helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Lake Malbena was announced on 15 September 2021. It was a 2:1 majority decision in our favour by the full bench of the Supreme Court.

Proposed ‘Next Iconic Walk’

2021-09-09T22:56:26+00:00September 9th, 2021|

PWS has released the 198 page feasibility study for its ‘next iconic walk’, proposed to be constructed in the Tyndall Range. Total cost of construction is now estimated at $37 million. Surely this much money could be better spent elsewhere!

Cradle Mountain Cableway

2021-09-09T22:07:48+00:00September 8th, 2021|

Everybody had thought that the most preposterous aspect of the 2016 Cradle Mountain Master Plan – the cableway from the visitor centre to Dove Lake – had long been forgotten. But the nightmare is turning into reality with the Coordinator General announcing it to the annual conference of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania as a fait accompli.

UNESCO decision on TWWHA

2021-08-09T05:20:58+00:00July 30th, 2021|

The World Heritage Committee has raised questions about the relationship between the recently-finalised TWWHA Tourism Master Plan, the Management Plan and the Expression of Interest process.

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