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West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokesperson

The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal the local community won’t accept any further pressure on the harbour or its World Heritage values.

Tassal is using an untested waste capture method beneath its pens so it can stock an extra 4,000 tonnes of fish above the harbour limit previously set by the Environment Protection Authority.

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.

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokesperson

In their recommendations earlier this year, the World Heritage Committee expressly requested State and Federal governments protect the unique wilderness value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The TWWHA Management Plan, released today, contravenes that wish.  It prioritises presentation to tourists, over preservation of wilderness.

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.

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