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Lake Malbena Development Application rejected

2019-03-03T00:03:32+00:00March 3rd, 2019|

The Development Application for helicopter-accessed tourist accommodation at Lake Malbena, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, was rejected by 6 votes to 3 at the Central Highlands Council meeting on 26th February 2019.

Refining the Definition of Wilderness

2018-09-09T05:29:05+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Offering a scholarly perspective on the definition of wilderness, this publication appraises the effectiveness of existing definitions and recommends a definition that focuses on experiential as well as ecological values.

  • Giblin River bushfire, southwest Tasmania, Jan 2013. Fire started by lightning. Note that the fire has largely burned buttongrass but in places has burned right up onto the mountain range. Photo: Adrian Pyrke

Fire in the Wilderness

2017-08-22T13:26:20+00:00December 15th, 2016|

The bushfire situation in the TWWHA has worsened significantly in the last 40 years. Effective fire management depends on a range of risk management actions, none of which on their own provides a complete solution.