When we started EDO Tasmania in 1995, our vision was to provide specialist legal services to support community involvement in environmental and planning decision making. Twenty years on, the achievements of the EDO have gone above and beyond what we ever imagined possible.
I’m enormously proud of the role we’ve played to make laws accessible. Whether through education materials, providing legal advice or representation, our services enable communities to effectively challenge poorly considered and unwelcome development, giving the environment the best chance of protection.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen time and time again how powerful a community with access to clear information and legal support can be.
– Roland Browne, EDO Tas President 1995 – 2016
Click here to read about highlights from the past 20 years.
Read more about some of our significant cases at the links below:
- Protecting wilderness: Halls Island – Tribunal appeal
- Protecting wilderness: Halls Island – Federal Court application
- Protecting Aboriginal heritage: 4WD Tracks in the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape
- Protecting takayna / the Tarkine from mining
- Conserving agricultural land
- Saving Ralphs Bay
- Protecting kunanyi: Cable Car on Mt Wellington
- Conserving heritage buildings: Protecting Heffernan’s Legacy