The Tasmanian Liberal government continues to pursue an agenda that would see national parks and other protected areas opened up to further commercial tourism. After spending decades working to see these areas protected, environmental groups are organised against the many specific proposals. Now there is a growing connection being drawn between the various groups and issues in play across the state.
There will be a public forum in Hobart on December 10 to address the scale of the threats to wild places.
The Wilderness Society says there are ‘30 or so national park privatisation proposals’ (commercial tourism) in the pipeline for the World Heritage Area’.
The forum will examine these issues and more, like the plan for a cable car up kunanyi/ Mt Wellington, in Hobart.
The organisers say:
‘Westbury, Arm End, Malbena, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Loongana, Rosny Hill – Tasmania’s prime public land, reserved for nature & local communities, is quietly being privatised, locals excluded & nature degraded. It’s a land grab. But people are grabbing it back for the public good’.
Hobart City Hall
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020 AT 6 PM– 7:30 PM
Facebook event page available here.