Assessments & hearings


Assessment Type:
Management plan
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Draft Management Plan 2014
Current Status:

Current status
The Commission has now finalised its report, and forwarded it to the Minister and Director. Select the Decisions tab above to view the Commission's report.

The Director of National Parks and Wildlife develops management plans for reserves. These plans are developed under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002.  This also includes reserves declared as a World Heritage Area. They are declared under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. In this case being the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The Commission has reviewed the representations received and the Director’s report regarding those representations on the ‘DRAFT Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2014’. The Commission's review functions were narrow in scope, and were limited to consideration of the Director’s report, with regard to the comments received. This was a review of the comments received and how the Director has responded to the issues raised. The Commission could not approve, amend or refuse the draft management plan.  You can view the draft management plan and Director's report on the Exhibition or Show All tab above.

The Commission’s first task was to decide whether or not to hold a hearing to assist in its review of the representations and the report.  A hearing would only be held if the Commission considered the information available was inadequate for it to properly undertake its review.  The Commission considered that there was adequate information available and decided at its meeting of 6 June 2016 to not hold a hearing.  The Minister, the Director and all representors have been informed of this decision.

The Tasmanian Planning Commission website has more information about the role of the Commission.


13/04/2016 Application for an assessment or review received by TPC.