National Park & Reserve Management

Planning & development issues

Poor planning and inappropriate development in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves is not restricted to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

We have campaigned on a wide range of protected area management issues since our formation in 2001.

They include concerns regarding the management of many of our better-known parks, including Freycinet and Tasman National Parks (the latter including a range of concerns around the Three Capes Track) as well as on Hobart’s kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

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

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

Park management advocacy


Biosecurity concerns the protection of the environment, including national parks and reserves, from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

  • kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Hobart city. Photo: Grant Dixon

kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Development and management issues associated with Hobart's dramatic natural backdrop.

  • Leatherwood. Photo: Grant Dixon

Other park & reserve management issues

Conservation reserves total some 42% of the state's land area but many are not secure from various threats, and there are a wide range of other management and development issues of concern.

“If we are going to preserve the greatness of our national parks they must be held inviolate. They represent the last stand of the primitive. If we are going to whittle away at them we should recognise from the very beginning that all such whittlings are cumulative, and that the end result will be mediocrity. Greatness will be gone.”

2020-10-14T20:33:26+00:00August 1st, 2017|
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