Midden near Johnsons Head 2015-10-13 14.03.42 Aboriginal midden, Tarkine coast, NW Tasmania. tracks proposal

The Tasmanian Government referred its proposal to upgrade and re-open off-road vehicle tracks in the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape to the Commonwealth Minister.  The Minister is now required to determine whether the proposal is likely to have a significant impact on the indigenous heritage and natural values of the area.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, we made a strong submission asking the Minister to determine that the proposal would have significant, irreparable impacts and was “clearly unacceptable”.

To read the submission, click here.

For background, click here.

(Images:  Grant Dixon and Tiphanie Acreman)