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EOI process

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, signed off on a government response to the flawed draft World Heritage Area Management Plan which has drawn criticism from the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

In his reckless bid to rewrite the rules to enable increased commercial development in the TWWHA, Mr Groom produced a draft TWWHA plan that would compromise wilderness values, allowing increased development as well as logging and mining.

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

The Minister for Forests is dreaming if he believes there is a viable future in native forest woodchip or whole log exports without significant economic and environmental cost to Tasmania.

His announcement today of vague details about the EOI process raises more questions than it answers.  The lengthy delays and ongoing secrecy points to an exercise in futility.

More Secrecy Over Parks EOIs

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Prosperity spokesperson

It was disappointing today to have Minister Groom decline to explain the Net Public Benefit test his department uses to determine whether a tourism proposal should be supported by government.

It's sadly ironic that an assessment of public benefit is made but the public aren't told the results.

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokesperson

The government's statements about not logging in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a step forward but Tasmanians need to know what the Liberals really mean when they say they 'accept the United Nations' Report recommendations'.

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