Lake track morphs into motels, roads and luxury campsites


Federation Peak photographed by Bob Brown


“The so-called Geeves Effect plan for a 2.5 kilometre track at Lake Geeves, under Federation Peak, has morphed into a 20 kilometre track and an ‘eco-hub’ with motels, luxury campsites and roads – all at public expense,” Bob Brown said today.

“The business interests branding up this proposal now want millions of public money to bring their commercial plan to fruition,” he said.

“The impact on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area,  famous for its remoteness and naturalness, would be core degradation,” he said.

“Federation Peak should be left remote, wild and intact,” Brown said.

“There are much better places, including the Styx Valley of the Giants (with existing road access inside the World Heritage Area), Recherche Bay and the Tarkine, for increasing visitor enjoyment of spectacular Tasmanian scenery,” Brown said.

“The TWWHA must not be degraded,” Brown said.

People wanting to view Federation Peak close-up will do no better than to see the film Winter on the Blade at the State Cinema tonight and on Sunday.


Jenny Weber on 0427 366 929



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  • Manderlee Anstice
    published this page in Media Releases 2017-11-09 15:01:56 +1100