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Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—
(1) Notes with disappointment that the recent report of the Auditor-General on Park Management had a number of troubling findings, including:—
(a) sub-standard resourcing;
(b) the lack of a systematic process for identifying and managing threats to of high-value assets;
(c) a lack of a structured program for track maintenance;
(d) a sharp increase in visitor accidents;
(e) low allocation of resources to pest, disease and weed control;
(f) concerning trend of outdated management plans; and
(g) a substantial focus on large, new infrastructure projects.
(2) Thanks the Tasmanian Audit Office for their thorough review and acknowledges the hard work done by parks staff despite resource barriers.
(3) Calls on the Government to prioritise funding the core business of parks over short term pro-development political agendas.
(16 November 2016)