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Mon 29 Oct, 2018 2:50 pm
Wherever I may roam wrote:Interesting paragraph toward the end of this article and how it could be used to compare potentially in this debate... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-28/ ... y/10438648
The Society has said it applied to Parks and Wildlife to complete construction of the hut at Deception Plains, to "acknowledge the sacrifice made by Boy and to honour his name and his contribution to the local mountain heritage", but was refused. They followed up with a request to construct a shelter over the remains to "protect them from further decay" — also refused "due to the World Heritage Status of the area", the society said.
Interesting how a shelter was denied due to status of area yet the luxury camp proposal is significant compared to this.
Mon 29 Oct, 2018 5:21 pm
Son of a Beach wrote:It's a good a valid point. It's also worth noting that PWS has explicitly advised the government against approving this luxury development also (see links a few posts up). It's the government that seems to be pushing to override PWS on this particular development.
Mon 29 Oct, 2018 6:38 pm
Mon 29 Oct, 2018 6:50 pm
north-north-west wrote:Son of a Beach wrote:It's a good a valid point. It's also worth noting that PWS has explicitly advised the government against approving this luxury development also (see links a few posts up). It's the government that seems to be pushing to override PWS on this particular development.
Yes. It's interesting that TasPAWS has advised against the development, given the number of pro-tourism people in upper management. Shows just how shoddy and corrupt the whole thing is.
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 10:27 am
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Thu 01 Nov, 2018 4:22 pm
Mark F wrote:How about a massive fishing effort to rid the lake and surrounding waters of feral fish. No trout - no camp.
Fri 02 Nov, 2018 9:55 am
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And it notes that potential noise impacts from the
helicopter flights in and out had been successfully “avoided or mitigated”.
(But on this last point the decision brief itself only refers to “a maximum of
30 trips per year” when on the 52nd of the 100-plus pages of attachments
to the brief is found the detail that “the heli-use required to facilitate up to
30 guiding packages per year is in vicinity of 60-120 return heli-trips . . .
equating to a total flight time of between 25 and 44 hours per year at
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 2:02 pm
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Wed 07 Nov, 2018 7:48 am
jmac wrote:A group of about eight Grade 11 students from my school organised an email-writing session today to write to the Southern Midlands Councillors. Really pleased with the commitment of these kids; half of them had attended the rally in L'ton last week. Good kids.
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 8:50 am
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 8:54 am
bogholesbuckethats wrote:Talking Point in todays Mercury by Greg French
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 9:56 am
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The point of contention is the resistance by some groups to private infrastructure on public lands, the impact of standing camps and huts for guests, and the perception that public access to some sites may then be compromised. These are all legitimate concerns that should be tested by experts in our Parks and Wildlife Service and the Federal Government through robust assessment.
The Lake Malbena project is permitted under the World Heritage Area Management Plan approved by UNESCO.
It has been approved by State and Federal Government.
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 3:15 pm
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