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New Viewing Shelter at Dove Lake

2023-02-05T20:21:21+00:00February 5th, 2023|

PWS’s substantial new viewing shelter at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, was opened with considerable fanfare last week. Its construction was a missed opportunity but the government’s future plans are even more alarming; an intrusive and unnecessary cableway to replace the shuttle bus service.

TWWHA Walker Registration System

2022-09-02T20:17:14+00:00September 2nd, 2022|

A system of voluntary bushwalker registration on some popular walks in the TWWHA was introduced by PWS last summer. Despite shortcomings in monitoring the effectiveness of the system, it will be kept in place with minor refinements.

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 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’

2022-05-02T12:22:02+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.

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