Report

Reform of PWS Reserve Activity Assessment process

2024-02-07T08:23:18+00:00February 7th, 2024|

The Tasmanian government is proposing a developer-friendly development assessment and approval process that facilitates the development of Lutruwita / Tasmania's World Heritage Areas, national parks and other reserves. Submissions are due by 8 March 2024.

Update on Tyndalls ‘Next Iconic Walk’ project

2023-11-08T06:02:55+00:00November 8th, 2023|

A Development Application for PWS's 'Next Iconic Walk' project is likely to be released early in 2024, and completion of construction is currently planned for 2029. Most of our original fundamental problems with the project remain, plus some new concerns have recently come to light.

Trout in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

2023-09-01T04:49:53+00:00September 1st, 2023|

Where introduced trout have successfully established themselves the ecological damage has been done and cannot be undone. This makes the protection of the ecological integrity of the remaining trout-free waters in the TWWHA and elsewhere in Tasmania all the more important.

Lower Gordon River Recreation Zone Plan

2022-03-19T22:51:13+00:00March 19th, 2022|

The successful 1998 plan describing management of the Lower Gordon River is being reviewed in the context of the new TWWHA Tourism Master Plan, but it is disappointing the scope of new Draft Plan is limited to recreation and tourism use, rather than broader issues that affect the river.

Tyndall Range ‘ Next Iconic Walk’ Feasibility Study

2021-12-21T04:47:02+00:00December 21st, 2021|

A study into a new overnight walk in the Tyndall Range claims the proposal is feasible, and the government has doubled the funding already committed to take it to $40 million. But the proposed Next Iconic Walk, and in particular its location and selection process, has been criticised by a range of eNGOs, and many aspects of the Feasibility Study reinforce these earlier concerns.

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