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News & Media Releases

Current or topical items related to our ongoing campaigns.

  • Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Photo: Lyndsey Evans

Proposed tourist development at Lake Malbena

With the referral of this development proposal to the Federal Minister for consideration under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the full scale of this proposed development has been revealed.

Tasmanian state election update

Wondering where the major political parties stand when it comes to protecting Tasmania's national parks ahead of the 2018 state election? Read our latest assessment.

  • TNPA walkers on South Wellington. Photo: Catharine Errey

Autumn Walks program 2018

Our annual Autumn Walks program is out for 2018, offering experiences to suit all levels of ability and experience.

  • Surveyors Cove hut, Three Capes Track, the largest infrastructure complex ever built in a remote Tasmanian park. Photo: Rob Blakers

MEDIA RELEASE – Manifesto for State Election 2018

The TNPA calls for an immediate end to the call for Expressions of Interest for Tourism Opportunities on Reserved Land, a statutory, open and transparent process to control development on reserved land, and additional funding for reserve management to address the chronic under-funding of the Parks and Wildlife Service and Wellington Park Management Trust.

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Our Newsletter

Our newsletter is published twice a year. It aims to provide informative articles on issues related to national parks and other reserves, as well as updates on our activities and campaigns. Below are links to recent issues.

  • Giant Swamp Gum, Mt Field National Park. Photo: Mark Clemens

Newsletter No 23 – Winter 2016

This edition of our newsletter celebrates, in words and pictures, the centenary of the declaration of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania's first national park, in 1916.

  • Giblin River bushfire, southwest Tasmania, Jan 2013. Fire started by lightning. Note that the fire has largely burned buttongrass but in places has burned right up onto the mountain range. Photo: Adrian Pyrke

Newsletter No 22 – Summer 2016

Many of the articles in this edition of our newsletter indicate the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is being prevented from carrying out its core responsibilities.

  • Frenchmans Cap National Park, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Photo: Chris Bell

Newsletter No 21 – Winter 2015

The draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan received more than 7600 submissions, revealing a remarkable level of public concern. The majority were very critical.

Reports & Submissions

We make formal and informal representations on a range of issues concerning national park and reserve management and also prepare periodic reports on related subjects. Below are links to some recent reports and submissions.

  • The Hazards, Freycinet National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon

Draft Freycinet Master Plan 2018

Planning should start with consideration of the experience to be provided for visitors and the options available to achieve this. Serious consideration must be given to options beyond simply upgrading infrastructure to cope with ever increasing visitor numbers.

  • Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park. Photo: Lyndsey Evans

Proposed tourist development at Lake Malbena

With the referral of this development proposal to the Federal Minister for consideration under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the full scale of this proposed development has been revealed.

  • Wilderness rainforest in the Tarkine region. Photo: Grant Dixon

Wilderness in the Tarkine region

Large tracts of high quality wilderness still exist in the Tarkine region and constitute the core of a proposed national park.

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.