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Biosecurity

2021-10-06T04:04:41+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.

Devils on Maria Island

2021-08-09T04:53:44+00:00June 30th, 2021|

The insurance population of Tasmanian Devils on Maria Island has wiped out all breeding colonies of Little Penguins. This situation demonstrates an alarming failure of management responsibility by PWS and DPIPWE.

  • Organ Pipes at sunrise, Mt Wellington. Photo: Michael Roberts

kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car rejected

2021-08-09T05:04:15+00:00June 29th, 2021|

The kunanyi proposal has finally been rejected by the Hobart City Council by 9 votes to 3. Removal of the looming threat of the cable car should leave the way open for rational consideration of all aspects of management of The Mountain.

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cableway Development Application

2021-07-03T00:41:05+00:00June 24th, 2021|

The proposal is totally inappropriate in an area where the provision of recreational and tourism uses and opportunities is expected to be ‘consistent the preservation or protection of the natural beauty of the land or of any features of the land of natural beauty or scenic interest’.

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