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Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

26 Feb 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

Senator Nick McKim | Greens Senator for Tasmania

 

Ms O’Connor:

“The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the helicopter and huts tourism proposal for Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.”

“This is a victory for the wilderness and all those bushwalkers, fishers and everyday conservationists who work so hard to defend it.”

“The Liberals’ shoddy, pro-development corruption of process has come back to bite them.”

 

Senator McKim:

“The Liberals need to start respecting the wilderness and protecting it, which we believe is supported by the majority of Tasmanians, of all political persuasions.”

“Will Hodgman’s EOI process has been exposed as a sham. It should be stopped immediately to avoid further abuse of process by developers, community division and privatisation of public protected areas.”
 

** Ms O’Connor and Senator McKim were co-representors to the Central Highlands Council’s assessment, and their submission is below