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TNPA News No 30 – Winter 2020

2020-07-05T02:04:30+00:00July 5th, 2020|

This issue has a focus on Tasmania's marine protected areas, with many stunning photos accompanying a detailed article. Other articles discuss various threats to the values of some terrestrial reserves - potential overuse at the Walls of Jerusalem, the major new track and hut(s) proposed for the Tyndall Range area, and the likely long term impact of the 2019 wildfires.

Lake Rodway Commercial Hut Proposal

2020-06-15T23:49:56+00:00June 14th, 2020|

The proposal for a commercial hut (lodge) at Lake Rodway, below Cradle Mountain, has now reached the detailed planning stage. We are opposed to this proposal on the grounds of impacts on the natural environment and the experience of other users of the area, but in the event that the proposal proceeds, the hut and the proliferation of other facilities should be redesigned to minimise its footprint.

Draft TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

2020-05-14T23:02:51+00:00May 13th, 2020|

Together with other conservation groups, we have declined to participate in the consultation process on this Master Plan on the basis that it can only influence tourism policy within the parameters set by the TWWHA Management Plan and so does not represent a serious attempt to strike a considered balance between conservation and preservation.

Proposed new walker infrastructure for Walls of Jerusalem 2020

2020-02-10T21:57:38+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Most of the proposals are supported but they implement only selected components of a package of related recommendations – all infrastructure based – while PWS shows no sign of acknowledging or addressing the crucial other component of recreation management – managing visitor numbers.

RMPAT final Malbena decision released

2019-12-18T21:59:39+00:00December 18th, 2019|

RMPAT has issued a disappointing final decision today (18 Dec 2019) regarding the proposed Lake Malbena development. However, the battle is by no means lost. We will be carefully considering the Tribunal’s decision and will be taking advice with respect to our legal options.

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan discussion paper released

2019-12-18T19:31:40+00:00December 13th, 2019|

The Tasmanian government has recently released, with little fanfare, a discussion paper entitled “Towards a Tourism Master Plan” (for the TWWHA). Aspects appear positive but the paper is general and our fundamental concerns cannot be allayed until we see the draft Tourism Master Plan itself, scheduled for public release and comment in March 2020.