The Liberals’ secretive Expressions of Interest for tourism developments put these unique places at risk. Our national parks, reserves and Crown Land have been put on the table for privatisation and development. The proposals - negotiated in secret – give the public no say over public land being locked up and exploited for private use and profit.
The luxury, helicopter based Lake Malbena development within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is the first large scale proposal through the Liberals’ EOI process to be made public. The lease for the ire was sold for just $1.
Tasmania needs to halt the EOI process until a rigorous and transparent statutory process is put in place. Tasmanians have a right to have a say over the future of publicly owned protected areas.