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.

Draft Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan

2021-12-01T19:23:57+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Wild feral deer are a significant threat to the natural values of Tasmania’s unique and valuable national parks and protected areas. While there are some positive initiatives in the draft Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan, fundamentally, wild deer should be managed as an invasive species and biosecurity risk.

Towards a TWWHA Fire Management Plan

2021-10-25T04:28:57+00:00October 24th, 2021|

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.

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.

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.

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