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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

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.