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Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Environment and Parks – EOI Projects

The decision to progress the proposal to lease and licence was made in 2015, and a level three RAA was sent to the Commonwealth in September 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Tourism – Lake Malbena

There is huge public unrest over the Government's decision to privatise Halls Island and Reg Hall's Hut for a total to the proponent of $115 per week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Tourism - Tourism Industry Council Tasmania Accreditation

The government makes Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania accreditation mandatory for operators in parks and tourism signage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Premier – Transparency

There is a longstanding systemic and cultural issue here where government agencies, since the Liberals came to government in 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Table Petition to Protect Parks

The Greens today proudly tabled a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people to protect Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves from privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Halls Island, Lake Malbena Development

A large and growing constituency of Tasmanians from every possible walk of life are opposed to the privatisation of Halls Island in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Leaked Parks Document Reveals $7M Spend Planned for Lake Malbena

The Greens have a leaked internal Parks briefing note indicating the proposal is a $6.97 million investment - on a tiny island inside the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Parks RAAs - Tasmanian Audit Office Report

Yesterday's Tasmanian Audit Office report evaluated 22 Parks reserve activity assessments and found that of these, only two had complete documentation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Has Roger Jaensch Backflipped on Parks Review?

Former Premier and Parks Minister, Will Hodgman, claimed the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) process was ‘under review’. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Auditor-General's Report - EOI Process

The Auditor-General's report found that the reserve activity assessment process is insufficient for complex proposals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - EPBC Assessment

The heli-tourism proposal for Halls Island at Lake Malbena will now be assessed under the EPBC Act as a controlled action.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Auditor General Confirms Corrupted EOI Process for Development in Protected Areas

The Auditor-General’s Report into the Expressions of Interest process for Tourism Investment Opportunities is a damning assessment of the EOI and RAA process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

The development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a travesty of proper process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Hapless DPIPWE Secretary Reduced to Pleas for Departmental Loyalty

DPIPWE Secretary, Tim Baker, has been reduced to begging disaffected staff to show loyalty to Parks Manager, Jason Jacobi.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2020


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Submission

The draft Tourism Master Plan does not fulfil the purpose as described by UNESCO.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  9 Apr 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2020


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Rosny Hill Development Approval

The approval of plans to privatise the Rosny Hill Recreation Area is a slap in the face to the local community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jan 2020


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2019


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

The Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about another secretive EOI project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Privatisation of Hall's Island

The first lease was a temporary non-commercial lease over Reg Hall's hut in 1957, in 1980 a family member of the licensee took over this agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over public expenditure on Bruny Lighthouse, slated for privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Comments made Alleging Greens Inciting Violence

Cassy O'Connor speaks on the adjournment to refute comments suggesting the Greens are culpable for threats of violence against Daniel Hackett.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Proposal to Privatise Encampment Bay

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for parks over the proposal to privatise Encampment Bay in Maria Island National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Federal Court Decision

It is very clear that the decision handed down by the Federal Court yesterday is a mess that is all of this Government's making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Federal Court Judgment

The Government's corrupted and unpopular expressions of interest process for development in public protected areas has been dealt another blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s has decided to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Development Application

The Tasmanian Greens submission to the Lake Malbena development application to the Central Highlands Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  15 Feb 2019


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Protecting Parks and Reserves

The Tasmanian Greens want more investment in our parks and reserves, and want to ensure that public assets are sustainably managed and retain their integrity.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  19 Feb 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Reserve Activity Assessment Process for Developments in Parks

Understands Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves are protected for their outstanding natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Undermining Assessment of Developments within Reserves

From the 52 secret developments in Parks to Rosny Hill and a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, our natural places are under siege.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan - Alleged Conflict of Interest

The Minister failed to answer the question about your private consultant's conflict of interest with drafting the Tourism Master Plan.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan

The successful tenderer responsible for drafting the master plan is a private consultant who is being engaged at a cost of more $300,000 to the taxpayer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Corrupt Process

100 plus personal and community groups made submissions to the federal Environment department on the proposal to privatise Halls Island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Aboriginal Flag

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

An in depth report details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council Submission

This advice is clear that your key advisory council does not support this expression of interest proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Premier Must Explain Why Advisory Council Advice Was Ignored on Walls of Jerusalem Proposal

The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s submission to the Federal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Anglers Alliance Tasmania's Concerns about the TWWHA

The Coordinator-General recommended approval of the Lake Malbena project in 2015, despite it being prohibited under the 1999 management plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Development in the TWWHA

We have here a leaked copy of the reserve activity assessment for the Lake Malbena proposal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2017


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Call for No Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas

Recognition of the outstanding universal value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and its globally significant natural and cultural values.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Release Sensible Guide for Tourism in Protected Areas

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jul 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

More Secrecy Over Parks EOIs

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Tthe Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

EOI Process Lets Down Freycinet and RACT

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economic Value

The budget papers show a massive cut to Commonwealth funding for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Swift Parrot

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Liberals' Development-at-any-Cost Stance Threatens Coles Bay

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Mar 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Secrecy Continues Over Wilderness Developments

Minister Groom has refused to rule out public subsidies or peppercorn lease arrangements for developers in Tasmania's wilderness.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Developments in Parks Concerns

Minister Matthew Groom’s unprecedented attack on wilderness continues as he ignores the current World Heritage Area Management Plan.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Developments in Parks Secrecy

The government’s secret process to encourage development of Tasmania’s wilderness continues.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

End Parks Development Secrecy

The Department of State Growth has denied our Right to Information request seeking location details of the 37 proposals submitted to government.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Parks Expression of Interest Disclosure Needed

Minister Groom must reveal the locations in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area that have been the subject of expressions of interest.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Nov 2014


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Groom's Flawed 'Unique' Idea

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today slammed the Hodgman government’s proposal to establish a secret new development process.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2014