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Background Report & joint Media Release: State Government must not legislate to kill ongoing court case over Robbins Island wind farm

PMAT, and other Tasmanian conservation organisations, are calling on the State Government to halt plans to retrospectively amend the Tasmanian State Coastal Policy, commit to not interfere with the Robbins Island Supreme Court case and to release its legal arguments regarding the status of existing coastal structures.

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Legislative Election Candidate Survey Results on their position on DAPs

PMAT Survey: What Are Your Legislative Candidates Position on DAPs?

Legislative Council elections are being held on 4 May 2024 in the seats of Elwick, Hobart and Prosser. All 16 candidates across the three seats were contacted by PMAT with an email inviting them to undertake a survey on their position on DAPs (Development Assessment Panels).

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Halls Island Lake Malbena Walls of Jerusalem Nat Park by Rob Blakers

PMAT Submission: Proposed changes to development assessment in National Parks and  Reserves + Reserve management planning 

Public comment was invited between 11 January – 9 March 2024. We thank the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania for allowing PMAT to lodge our submission on the 10 April 2024.

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Graphic: "The All You Can Eat Porky" piece by Danielle Wood in The Mercury.

Opinion Piece: “The All You Can Eat Porky” by Danielle Wood

Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning Michael Ferguson for a quiet little policy to water down Tasmania’s planning laws so that ‘certain development applications’ would not be considered by local councils, or potentially subject to public appeals, but determined by Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) instead. The minister hasn’t talked about this much lately, despite a 400-strong public meeting held last week by a very concerned Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania.

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A State election is being held on 23 March 2024 for all House of Assembly seats. Of the 167 candidates announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, PMAT managed to obtain email contact details for 160. The remainder did not have email details provided. Only 25 candidates completed the survey. The survey was open from Sunday 3 March 2024 until midnight Saturday 9 March 2024.

State Election Candidate Survey Results on DAPs 2024

A State election is being held on 23 March 2024 for all House of Assembly seats. Of the 167 candidates announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, PMAT managed to obtain email contact details for 160. The remainder did not have email details provided. Only 25 candidates completed the survey. The survey was open from Sunday 3 March 2024 until midnight Saturday 9 March 2024.

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Media Release: Tasmanian Conservation Organisations Urge Candidates to Oppose Government’s Proposed Developer-Friendly Assessment Process for National Parks and Reserves 

Tasmanian nature conservation organisations with decades of experience working to create and protect world heritage areas, national parks and other reserves have united to urge election candidates to ‘Scrap the DAPs’ for reserved land.

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