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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

06/08/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May next year.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.