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Wellington Park Draft Visitor Recreation Strategy

2023-02-05T19:29:19+00:00February 1st, 2023|

The Wellington Park Draft Visitor and Recreation Strategy is a welcome and timely document and TNPA is generally supportive of the approach proposed although we remain concerned about the low priority given to management of visitor numbers.

TNPA News No 34 – Spring 2022

2022-11-27T05:59:45+00:00November 27th, 2022|

This issue of TNPA News celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, describing the struggle that led to its initial World Heritage listing in 1982, as well as subsequent campaigns that gave rise to major expansions in the protected area in 1989 and 2013.

Lake Malbena heli-tourism proposal – EPBC Act approval

2022-10-19T19:49:52+00:00October 19th, 2022|

Wild Drake Pty Ltd is attempting to obtain federal government approval to construct a helicopter-accessed lodge at Lake Malbena. The latest round of consultation closed on 19 October 2022. Our comments concentrated on the deficiencies of the information published by the proponent.

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.

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