Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Tasmanian Government to establish new body to manage parks and reserves

Tasmanian Government to establish new body to manage parks and reserves
July 12, 2013

The future management of Tasmania's world class reserve system will be guided by a new authority to match its status.

Introducing the new body, Tasmanian Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister Brian Wightman explained "Tasmania has a reserve system that is the envy of many countries around the world with the economic, natural, cultural and recreational values they contain.

"That reputation is going to become even greater when our current national parks and reserves are joined by the reserves to be proclaimed under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement Act 2013.

"The establishment of a new Parks and Reserves Authority will ensure that we have a system in place that best serves the future management of all these areas and their values to all sectors in Tasmania."

Minister Wightman said Tasmania's reserve system provides many things to many people, from recreational activities, to conserving rich natural and cultural values, to providing tourism opportunities as well as other private and commercial activities, such as mineral exploration and mining.

Minister Wightman added "the new authority will be made up of a new Parks and Reserves Board and a Chief Executive.

"The Parks and Reserves Board will advise on the strategic direction for parks and other reserved lands as well as develop draft management plans for the reserves in consultation with the community."

Minister Wightman said the board will have five skills based members with experience in the areas of environmental conservation, resource management, fire management, carbon management, cultural and Aboriginal heritage, recreation and tourism, concluding "the Chief Executive will be a statutory appointee with powers to appoint rangers and to enforce the Act.

"The establishment of the authority was about ensuring Tasmania had appropriate and contemporary governance in place for its reserve system.

"Its establishment will not change overall the day to day operational work of staff on reserve management."

Minister Wightman said the establishment of a statutory authority will require amendments to the current National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002, adding "we will be aiming to start this process as soon as practicable, and will consult with key stakeholders."

10th October 2012 - THREE CAPES TRACK IS TASMANIA’S NEWEST VISITOR EXPERIENCE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business