The previous draft of the Freycinet Master Plan (2018) contained many issues of concern and the revised (2019) version remains completely unacceptable. The first action that must occur as part of any planning process is to establish the experience to be provided for visitors and the resulting carrying capacity of the peninsula. The revised draft Master Plan is entirely tourism-focussed and avoids addressing the main issue threatening Freycinet Peninsula, that of overcrowding. It also fails to offer protection for the values of the Freycinet National Park, and avoids satisfactorily addressing a range of other issues of major concern to the local community.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park. Photo: Kip Nunn

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.