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Release of the Draft Dove Lake Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement for Public Comment

The Parks and Wildlife Service is inviting public comment on the draft Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) which has been released.

The DPEIS has been prepared as part of the Cradle Mountain Master Plan.

Proposed improvements to the Dove Lake experience include a new viewing shelter blended into the landscape at Dove Lake, a kiosk and associated infrastructure at the northern end of Dove Lake, within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The viewing shelter will be located in the area currently used for car parking, set about 100 metres from the lake’s edge. 

The supporting infrastructure includes a bus shelter and amenities building to the west of the viewing shelter, an external viewing area, a bus turning area and car and bike parking. There is also a connection to the Dove Lake walking tracks. 

The DPEIS has been prepared as supporting documents for approval under the National Parks and Reserved Land Regulations 2009 as well as for a permit under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. It is also the basis for referral to the Department of Environment and Energy under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). 

Four public information sessions will be held during the public consultation period at Cradle Valley, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart. 

If you would like to attend one of the Public Information Sessions regarding the DPEIS, please register your attendance using the below links:


Your input is welcome and may be provided in writing, addressed to:
Director of National Parks and Wildlife 
GPO Box 1751 
Hobart TAS 7001 

or by email to DoveLakeShelterDPEIS@parks.tas.gov.au (Note that your name and contact details must be provided for the submission to be considered.) 

The consultation period closes on 21 October 2018.

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