Keep the Capes wild!
The Tasmanian Government proposed to develop a Three Capes Walk within Tasman National Park in 2007. The style of development proposed, subsequent planning, environmental impact and the scale of construction all left much to be desired.
The track is the largest single development ever constructed within a national park in Tasmania. It was opened in 2015 with three PWS-operated “hut complexes” and construction of two additional “hut complexes” by a commercial operator commenced in 2017.
The lack of consideration of low key alternatives that may have provided more community benefits for less cost, and the environmental impacts of the development itself (in previously-remote parts of a national park), have been particular concerns of the Tasmanian National Parks Association.
- Three Capes Track – Marketing or Pragmatism, 2016
- Loss of wilderness associated with development of Three Capes Track
- TNPA submission to Public Works Committee re Three Capes Track proposal, 2012
- TNPA submission to Three Capes Track Development Proposal & Environmental Management Plan, 2011.
- Three Capes Track Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP), 2011
- TNPA “Keep the Capes Wild” report, 2011
- TNPA media release re eco-friendly tourism plan for Tasman Peninsula, 2011
- TNPA media release, 2010 – Three Capes Track numbers do not add up
- TNPA comment on draft 2008 Tasman National Park Management Plan
- TNPA media release re proposed Three Capes Track development, 2008
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.