Media Release: Bob Brown Foundation backs Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre calls to abandon development in World Heritage Area.

The Bob Brown Foundation has backed calls by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for the plan for six private enterprise two-storey villas on Tasmania’s wild South Coast Track to be abandoned. “Nala Mansell says there has been no consultation and is absolutely right in saying that this profit-driven proposal is a threat to the Aboriginal heritage of the track and south coast,” Bob Brown said.

“Tasmania’s Aboriginal people should be gatekeepers for developments like this. The creeping commercialisation of our World Heritage Area and national parks and the attempt to build a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington by people who have little or no relationship with this magnificent land points to the far better outcome if it were returned to the Aboriginal community,” Brown said. “That would be in keeping with Premier Gutwein’s wish to find a new accommodation with first Tasmanians and the November 2021 Pathway to Truth-Telling report to the Premier by Professors Kate Warner and Tim McCormack”

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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2022-02-25 08:28:44 +1100