It’s been a big year. Round it out with all the latest environmental and planning law updates and a bumper list of summer reading in the last EDO Tas Bulletin for 2018.
We also bid a fond farewell to our long-term Principal Lawyer, Jess, and welcome the new team.
The EDO Tasmania office will be closed from 24 December 2018 while we get outdoors and recharge our batteries. We’ll be back on 7 January 2019 for another year of using the law to protect this beautiful island.
On 17 December 2018, changes to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 took effect which provide for a new instrument – the Tasmanian Planning Policies. Read our new fact sheet to find out more about the TPPs, how they will be made, and what effect they will have.
Tasmanian Planning Policies fact sheet – 17 December 2018
Ease your way into the weekend with the latest EDO Tasmania Bulletin – all the recent environmental happening in Tas and beyond.
Also, last chance to support our Point to Pinnacle team for the climb up kunanyi / Mt Wellington on Sunday. It’s a long way to the top if we wanna meet our goal (if you didn’t sing that with AC/DC stylings, you’re not ready for the weekend).
EDO Tasmania was sad to hear that Hon Murray Wilcox AO QC passed away during the week. His Honour was a quiet but formidable force in environmental law, and was instrumental in establishing the EDO network.
We’ll continue our work to do justice to his legacy. Vale, Murray.
You can read more about this wonderful man in this tribute published earlier this year.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our AGM on Monday evening to hear about what we’ve been up to over the past 12 months and what’s in store for the next year.
We’re delighted to welcome the 2018-19 Management Committee and to announce our new team for 2019. Read all about it in our Annual Report!
To support us to keep up the good work, you can make a tax-deductible donation.
Lake Malbena decision challenged, ASC standards questioned, Planning Policies proposed, Climate Act reviewed… all this and more in the latest edition of the EDO Tas Bulletin.
EDO Tasmania is representing The Wilderness Society (TWS) in proceedings challenging the decision that the proposed Halls Island/Lake Malbena helicopter-accessed standing camp does not require approval under the EPBC Act.
The case explores important issues regarding the operation of national environmental laws, the level of scrutiny expected for developments in our wild places, and the responsibilities of the Federal Minister in assessing proposals that put internationally-recognised wilderness values at risk.
For more information about the case, click here.
Care about Tasmania’s wilderness? Make a tax-deductible donation to support our involvement in this case and other work to protect Tasmania’s national parks and reserves.
No EPBC Act approval required for Storm Bay expansion, emissions data released, access to information commitments, funding for swift parrots, comments on Dove Lake and Cockle Creek proposals, and more in the latest EDO Tas Bulletin.