Critical Alert 

Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


Cradle Mountain National Park
Cradle Mountain National Park (photograph: Chris Crerar)

Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain Expansion

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Alerts for Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain Expansion

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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


Public submissions invited

The Parks and Wildlife Service invites public submissions on the proposed expansion of the Discovery Holiday Park at Cradle Mountain. The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared by GHD (consultant), for Discovery Holiday Parks Cradle Mountain (proponent). 

The draft EIS describes the proposed development, outlines potential impacts to natural, cultural and recreational values and the commitments proposed to avoid or mitigate negative impacts. The statutory requirements of Conservation Area management and land use planning are also addressed in the EIS. 

The proposed development is located in the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area.  The proposed development will expand and upgrade the existing visitor facilities as well as increase cabin and camping accommodation in the Cradle Mountain village. ​​

Project stages






Stage 1 - Initial draft EIS is prepared for public consultation
- Consultant prepares draft EIS, and
- Submits for preliminary review within DPIPWE
 

Stage 2 - Updated draft EIS accepted for public consultation
- Consultant updated draft EIS following review, and 
- Deputy Secretary accepts draft EIS for public consultation.​​

 
Stage 3 - Public Consultation process
- Draft EIS publicly available on website (hard copies provided on request), and
- Consultation period advertised in three regional papers.
 
Stage 4 - Final EIS is prepared for assessment
- Public submission collated and provided to proponent to address, and
- Consultants finalise EIS.
 
Stage 5 - Assessment to EIS​
- Final EIS is accepted for assessment by Deputy Secretary,
- PWS prepares the Assessment Report and Statement of Reasons, and
 ​- Notifies proponent and publishes all final documentation on PWS website​

Key Dates

Public Consultation period beings:

  • Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Close of comment period:

  • Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Final EIS assessment completed:

  • To be announced

EIS, Assessment Report, Statement of Reasons and public submissions published:

  • To be announced

Have your say

The draft EIS and supporting documents can be viewed or downloaded from this page. To have your say, you can submit comments by:

  • emailing a written submission DiscoveryCradle@parks.tas.gov.au 
  • posting your submission to:

Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, PO Box 809, Ulverstone TAS 7315

If you have any questions please contact:

All written submissions on the EIA must be received by COB Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Accessibility of documents 

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. 

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties. 

Important information to note 

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request. 

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality 

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Reference documents

Frequently Asked Questions - Discovery Holiday Park

Environmental Impact Statement

Appendix A - Infrastructure Assessment Report

Appendix B – Planning Report

Appendix C - Ecological Assessment Report

Appendix D - Visual Considerations Memo

Appendix E - Traffic Impact Assessment

Appendix F – Bushfire Hazard Management Plan

Appendix G – Site Plans

Appendix H – Certificates of Title​​