Failing to plan is planning to fail

2024-06-19T07:10:37+00:00June 19th, 2024|

About forty per cent of Tasmania’s land area is reserved land however no reserve has a current management plan. More than a third of the area of reserved land lacks any management plans, including three national parks.

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.

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