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.
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?
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.
A State Government reservation process is an opportunity to create Kooparoona Niara (Great Western Tiers) National Park. The new National Park is a perfect step to realise State Government's aim for Tasmania to be global eco-tourism destination of choice.
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.
We have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Tasmania against the decision granting a permit to develop helicopter-accessed visitor accommodation at Halls Island, Lake Malbena.
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.
Environment groups invited to be part of the public consultation to develop a tourism master plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area have announced their intention to boycott the process.
MEDIA RELEASE – Has the review of the RAA process for developments in national parks been abandoned?
A long-awaited review of the Reserve Activity Assessment Process, the internal government process by which developments in national parks and reserves are assessed, has stalled with no apparent progress for over a year.
The Tasmanian Attorney-General, Elise Archer MP, has intervened in the Lake Malbena appeal to argue that the Land Use and Planning Approvals Act does not apply to reserved land covered by a management plan.