The Bob Brown Foundation has warned that the Tasmanian Government can not be trusted to manage environmentally sensitive areas, saying that the World Heritage Area is a no go zone for development.
"The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area needs to be protected from tourism development. Private development should be outside the World Heritage Area and National Parks and developments inside National Parks should be public and well funded”, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.
"The Tasmanian Government are mistaking environmental devastation for progress. This is the same Government who stood by as their Federal counterparts proposed and failed to withdraw 74 000 hectares from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area." Jenny Weber said.
"Developments that require new roads, clearing of land and are insensitive to the outstanding universal values of the World Heritage Area will destroy Tasmania's priceless wild appeal," Jenny Weber said.
"There are many options for considered tourism that showcases the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Maydena, Lune River and the Liffey Valley are gateways to the World Heritage Area that could see economic growth for these communities”, Jenny Weber said.
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