The Tasmanian Conservation Trust has been standing up for Tasmania for almost 50 years. We have never seen so much money and influence brought to bear by a small group of property developers on our fragile democracy.
Public land, whether it be the Treasury building, Launceston's Cataract Gorge Reserve, Kunanyi Mt Wellington, the University of Tasmania or your local park, they should all be kept in public hands. We are fighting to make this happen, but we need your support if we are to continue protecting all the things we love about Tasmania.
Dear Planning Minister and Members of Parliament
I write to express my concern over the amount of public land that is currently under consideration for sale to property developers.
Public land and assets should be kept in public hands, to ensure prosperity for future generations of Tasmanians.
- Amend the Land Use Planning Act to require the Planning Minister to consult the community when public land is being re-zoned, gifted, ownership transferred or sold.
- Adopt a policy of preference for 99 year leases over outright sale of public land and assets.
- Amend the State Planning Provisions to make development in reserved land discretionary, subject to community consultation and rights of appeal.
- Apply these principles across all public land and assets including the Treasury Building, the University of Tasmania, Crownland, Reserves and land managed by Parks and Wildlife and the Mount Wellington Trust.