About forty per cent of Tasmania’s land area is reserved land under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002. However, no reserve has a current management plan.

No new management plans have been made since 2016, and no amendments of management plans have been made since 2017. Therefore all the management plans are more than seven years old and out-of-date under their own terms of review.

Furthermore, less than a ninth of all reserves have management plans, and more than a third of the area of reserved land lacks management plans. Three national parks have never had a management plan.

Rocky Cape National Park, which lacks any management plan

The Tasmanian National Parks Association offers an independent voice for Tasmania’s national parks and reserves, to ensure they are managed for the conservation of the values for which they were proclaimed.