A Tourism Master Plan (TMP) for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) is being drafted. This work will provide additional strategic guidance in achieving the balance between the provision of opportunities for diverse, high quality visitor experiences in this globally recognised area and the protection of its values.
Significant stakeholder and public engagement will be undertaken to inform the development of the TMP. This process will be an important opportunity for anyone interested in the TMP to make a contribution and have a say.
The following community and stakeholder engagement sessions are part of the first round of consultation for the TMP.
If you want to attend an afternoon workshop session please request a registration form from the email address below. The remaining times are drop sessions open to anyone with an interest.
Community Hall, 5 Brady Street
|Thursday 2 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
Community Hall, 19 Alexander Street
|Monday 6 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
41 The Esplanade
|Tuesday 7 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
Torquay Room, Paranaple Arts Centre, 145 Rooke Street
|Wednesday 8 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
Community Complex, 2 Alverston Drive
|Thursday 9 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
Launceston (with a Saturday morning drop in session)
Tamar Room, Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Dr, Riverside
|Friday 10 May|
Saturday 11 May
|1pm - 4pm|||
10am - 11:30am
25 Green Point Road
|Tuesday 14 May||1pm - 4pm||6pm - 7:30pm|
Further consultation will occur at different stages within the project – including with the release of a final draft TMP. The final draft TMP is expected to be released for public comment within the next 12 months.
A submissions report will be prepared detailing the content of public submissions received and how they will be responded to in the final TMP.
What will the plan cover?
The TWWHA Management Plan 2016 identifies that the presentation of the TWWHA needs to be driven and supported by a coherent, strategic framework and this outcome is to be achieved through the TMP. The development of the TMP is to be undertaken in consultation with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Key stakeholders such as the tourism industry willl also be consulted.
The management plan sets out a number of elements that will be considered in the development of the TMP. These include;
- protection of natural and cultural values
- development of a coherent marketing strategy for the TWWHA that integrates promotion of the area and its values with other state-wide and regional strategies
- examination of current and future visitor expectations, including demand analysis
- Aboriginal cultural presentation
- natural values presentation and conservation partnerships
- historic heritage
- prioritisation of investment in facilities and experiences
- social inclusion
- sustainable use
- commercial opportunities
- opportunities for management support through tourism
- strategic data collection and analysis
- staff and operator training and accreditation
- recreation opportunities and a recreation demand analysis
- strategic partnerships
As requested by the World Heritage Centre, the draft TMP will be provided by the Australian Government to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies (IUCN and ICOMOS).
Further updates and information will be provided here as the project progresses.