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  • Walls of Jerusalem from Lk Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

Lake Malbena Tribunal Appeal

2019-08-18T06:17:22+00:00August 15th, 2019|

On 8-9 August, the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal heard the final two days of the Lake Malbena appeal. The Tribunal has reserved its decision.  We expect a decision mid-September.

Sham Consultation over TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

2019-08-03T21:31:22+00:00July 6th, 2019|

The Tourism Master Plan appears predicated on the assumption that the TWWHA exists as a resource for the tourism industry; that it needs to be ‘marketed’ and commercial tourism operators are essential in providing an experience for visitors.

Inappropriate Eyesore proposed for Dove Lake

2019-07-04T10:08:20+00:00July 4th, 2019|

A Development Application for the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter has been submitted to the Kentish Council. The proposal was previously subject to public consultation during the RAA process – the one minor but welcome outcome was the removal of the proposed kiosk - but the nature of the development is still highly inappropriate.

Lake Malbena RMPAT Appeal update

2019-07-01T05:35:52+00:00July 1st, 2019|

RMPAT heard this appeal from 24-28 June, and the hearing will resume on August 8-9 to hear further evidence and for the legal representatives to present closing submissions. At this stage, the best estimate we can give is that the Tribunal’s decision is likely to be handed down in early September.

Waterfall Valley redevelopment 2019

2019-06-18T23:11:04+00:00June 18th, 2019|

Funded by a State government election promise, Waterfall Valley is the first of several overnight nodes on the Overland Track being redeveloped. The RAA documentation fails to encompass the full breadth of changes proposed or desirable for this iconic site.

Newsletter No 28 – Autumn 2019

2019-07-11T01:52:19+00:00June 13th, 2019|

This edition of TNPA News includes articles discussing the wildfires that affected a significant tract of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area last summer, describes our ongoing concerns regarding planning and management issues on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and highlights Rocky Cape National Park in photos.