The long campaign against commercial tourist developments in national parks and World Heritage Areas continues.

A flash point  in this campaign is the ‘eco tourism’ development planned for Lake Malbena will introduce ‘helicopter tourism’ to the central plateau of Tasmania. Approvals have been ‘waved through’ by the federal government, and then been bogged down in legal processes.

To highlight opposition to ‘helicopter tourism’, The Wilderness Society and Walkers and Fishers Against Helicopter Access Tasmania have organised a rally in Launceston on Sunday April 5.

They say:

Bring your tents! We’re holding an urban campout and bring the wilderness to town.

Reject the taming of wilderness and national park privatisation!

Rewild Civic Square!

It’s a public space like national parks and the World Heritage Area
Stake your claim!

Speakers to be announced.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12 PM – 2 PM.

Details here.