Submission

The TNPA has had a number of concerns about this proposed development since it was initially proposed (2007 Feasibility Study), largely in relation to the very large scale of the infrastructure proposed within natural areas of a National Park, the potential environmental impacts due to the extensive nature and location of the track as a coastal margin ‘ring’, and the dependence on helicopters to construct and service the development.

The TNPA has put forward two alternatives which we believe would have significantly less environmental impact, would provide a more natural walker experience and a better coastal views, and would provide greater economic benefit to the Tasman Peninsula community. The Tasmanian government has refused to consider these options.

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

Surveyors Cove hut, part of the largest infrastructure complex ever built in a remote Tasmanian park, under construction in 2015. Photo: Rob Blakers

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.