kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cableway Development Application

2021-07-03T00:41:05+00:00June 24th, 2021|

The proposal is totally inappropriate in an area where the provision of recreational and tourism uses and opportunities is expected to be ‘consistent the preservation or protection of the natural beauty of the land or of any features of the land of natural beauty or scenic interest’.

  • Painted Cliffs, Maria Island National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Maria Island Management Plan

2021-08-09T07:25:19+00:00June 6th, 2021|

The review of the Maria Island National Park management plan has finally commenced. Visitor numbers have been rising rapidly and further increases are anticipated, but it seems no consideration is being given to limiting visitor numbers.

TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy

2020-12-21T05:54:55+00:00December 21st, 2020|

A Biosecurity Strategy for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is under development. We hope that it will direct some much needed attention and resources onto biosecurity, which has been seriously neglected in recent years.

Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan

2020-12-14T21:26:37+00:00December 9th, 2020|

The population and range of wild fallow deer in Tasmania is expanding. These feral animals are an increasing risk to some parks and reserves. The Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan must prescribe and provide for the eradication of deer from conservation reserves.

Towards a TWWHA Fire Management Plan

2020-09-27T07:09:25+00:00September 27th, 2020|

Fire is perhaps the greatest challenge for the management of the TWWHA, particularly in the context of a changing climate. A fire management plan is being prepared. We comment on the the various PWS fire issue discussion papers released in September 2020.

Proposed new walker infrastructure for Walls of Jerusalem 2020

2020-02-10T21:57:38+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Most of the proposals are supported but they implement only selected components of a package of related recommendations – all infrastructure based – while PWS shows no sign of acknowledging or addressing the crucial other component of recreation management – managing visitor numbers.

Waterfall Valley redevelopment 2019

2019-06-18T23:11:04+00:00June 18th, 2019|

Funded by a State government election promise, Waterfall Valley is the first of several overnight nodes on the Overland Track being redeveloped. The RAA documentation fails to encompass the full breadth of changes proposed or desirable for this iconic site.

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