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Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokesperson

The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s (NPWAC) submission to the Federal Government on the proposal to build permanent huts and allow up to 120 helicopter flights and landings at Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem.*  

Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Environment and Parks spokesperson

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.  With the exception of some extra Federal funds, it provides no additional State money.

Tourists from around the world are flocking to Tasmania because of its unique wilderness areas and natural beauty.  Increased tourism in our protected areas also risks deteriorating natural assets and increases biosecurity threats if left unchecked.

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Parks spokesperson

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.  The government is required to intervene under State, Federal and International law.

Dead zones from the salmon industry have reportedly spread a kilometre into the globally significant World Heritage Area. As the Minister for the Environment, Mr Groom must take action.

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