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We have had concerns about the Plan review process and likely outcome since it was announced in late 2013. Particular causes for concern included vesting the process in the policy section of the Department rather than the Parks & Wildlife Service itself, the land manager, the extremely limited public & stakeholder consultation, and the extremely short time frame to revise a very complex plan for a significantly increased plan area.

The release of the 2014 Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan has realised the our worst fears, including a clear aim to increase commercial tourism access to, and development of, the TWWHA.

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Buttongrass plain, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Grant Dixon.

Buttongrass plain, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. 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.