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Planter Beach, South West National Park Ecotourism Development Proposal

The full version of the Planter Beach, South West National Park Ecotourism Development Proposal can be downloaded as two PDF Files:

Part A - Environmental Impact Assessment Eco Tourism Development, Planter Beach, Tasmania (2, 937 Kb)

Part B - Specialist Consultants' Reports Environmental Impact Assessment Eco Tourism Development, Planter Beach, Tasmania (2, 307 Kb)

Summary

Staged Development Australia have submitted to Government a proposal for an ecotourism operation at Planter Beach, Cockle Creek. The development entails a lodge and 60 – 80 accommodation units, an 800-metre extension of the existing road, and a jetty.

The proposal was assessed in accordance with the Major Pathway of the New Proposals and Impact Assessment Process in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 1999. The proposal required a change to the Management plan.