Cradle Mountain Centenary – 16th May 2022

2022-05-15T00:12:12+00:00May 15th, 2022|

The Tasmanian National Parks Association is calling for the area around Cradle Mountain to be protected from over-development including an intrusive cable car, a century after the area was reserved on 16 May 1922 to protect its scenery.

Unlocking Our Parks

2022-05-14T23:57:19+00:00March 5th, 2022|

It is time to rethink Tasmania’s exploitation of our national parks as a resource for growing the tourism industry. We need to move beyond the simplistic ‘unlocking’ approach and develop a more nuanced policy that acknowledges and protects the values that attract visitors to Tasmania’s parks in the first place. What will it take to make the state government realise that its ‘unlocking’ policy is compromising the concept of a national park?

Proposed Maggs Mountain Rifle Range

2022-01-31T03:49:49+00:00January 31st, 2022|

Environment groups today called for the Tasmanian Government to approach with caution any attempts by the Kentish Rifle Club to obtain funding for their proposed rifle range on Maggs Mountain, near national park access routes. Hearing rifle shots detracts from characteristics of remoteness and isolation and an unmodified natural setting.

Lake Malbena decision appealed to Full Court

2020-07-28T01:00:32+00:00July 28th, 2020|

TWS and TNPA have filed an appeal against the 6 July 2020 decision by Tasmania’s Supreme Court relating to helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Lake Malbena. They will be arguing that the Court made a number of legal errors in reaching its decision.

Lake Malbena decision

2019-10-29T23:42:36+00:00October 21st, 2019|

In its decision on the Lake Malbena luxury tourism proposal the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal has found that it isn’t required to assess the proposal against the management plan.

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