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  • Western Arthur Range, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Grant Dixon

Government report to UNESCO re the TWWHA

2019-12-06T19:40:23+00:00December 6th, 2019|

The Australian Government's latest report to UNESCO's World Heritage Centre was released on 1 December 2019. This was one of the requirements of the 2015 monitoring mission to the TWWHA. The situation is not so good as the report makes out.

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.

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

Lake Malbena Tribunal Appeal

2019-09-13T13:40:41+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 30 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.