The assessment process for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for tourism developments in national parks amounts to ensuring that approval meets the requirements of Tasmanian legislation while minimising opportunities for scrutiny and potentially avoiding any professional assessment of impacts on reserve values.

Development on reserved land must be controlled by rules protecting natural and cultural values and an assessment process that is statutory, open and transparent, and provides for public comment and appeal rights.

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Blandfordia. Photo: Grant Dixon

Blandfordia. Photo: Grant Dixon

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.