Submission

Maugean skate under threat

2024-01-30T11:24:41+00:00January 30th, 2024|

It our recent submission to the federal EPBC review of salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour, the TNPA urged Environment Minister Plibersek to revoke the 2012 NCA-PM decision which allowed the expansion of marine farming in Macquarie Harbour. It should be replaced with a decision to prohibit salmonid aquaculture in those waters.

Draft Aboriginal Lands Amendment Bill

2023-09-19T06:31:09+00:00September 19th, 2023|

The consultation draft of this Bill misses an opportunity to facilitate benefits to both Aboriginal people's well-being and conservation land management, even though it proposes to enable reserved land to be declared Aboriginal land under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995.

Tourism Strategy

2023-07-16T20:29:07+00:00July 16th, 2023|

We welcome the acknowledgement of the finite capacities of our natural areas and recommendations for research to understand “carrying capacity, cumulative impact, limits and thresholds”. Our major concern is the disconnect between this call for evidence-based planning and the unchallenged emphasis throughout the rest of the Key Directions Paper on growing visitor numbers.

Lake Malbena: Latest process lacks integrity

2023-05-24T06:56:26+00:00May 3rd, 2023|

The latest submission from the proponent of a helicopter-accessed tourism development at remote Lake Malbena, seeking federal approval, has not engaged with the concerns of the 1000s of stakeholders who wrote to him last year, and the whole process lacks integrity due to his treatment of these representations.

Wellington Park Draft Visitor Recreation Strategy

2023-02-05T19:29:19+00:00February 1st, 2023|

The Wellington Park Draft Visitor and Recreation Strategy is a welcome and timely document and TNPA is generally supportive of the approach proposed although we remain concerned about the low priority given to management of visitor numbers.

Lake Malbena heli-tourism proposal – EPBC Act approval

2022-10-19T19:49:52+00:00October 19th, 2022|

Wild Drake Pty Ltd is attempting to obtain federal government approval to construct a helicopter-accessed lodge at Lake Malbena. The latest round of consultation closed on 19 October 2022. Our comments concentrated on the deficiencies of the information published by the proponent.

Review of State Planning Provisions

2022-07-30T05:05:44+00:00July 30th, 2022|

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the State Planning Provisions determine what land uses and developments are allowed, are prohibited or may be permitted by a local council in particular zones. The Act requires the provisions to be reviewed every 5 years.

Return of land to Aboriginal people

2022-07-30T05:02:40+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

The State Government published a consultation paper about changing the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995 so it provides better for the return of land to Tasmania’s Aboriginal people. The paper included a suggestion that reserves could be identified for return.

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.

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