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Environment, Parks and Heritage

Environment, Parks and Heritage

The Tasmanian Government is committed to the sustainable protection and use of our fantastic natural assets. Our clean air, clean water, national parks and world-renowned historic and Aboriginal heritage play a key role in the Tasmanian Brand. They are some of the major reasons people live in and visit Tasmania and make a huge contribution to the State's economy.

The Government has provided substantial funding over the past few years to enhance the protection of our reserve estate and to develop visitor infrastructure in parks and reserves across Tasmania. This ranges from investments like the construction of new lookouts at iconic Tasmanian places such as the Stanley Nut and Wineglass Bay, to the construction of a new world-class walking experience in the Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula. These important investments are part of the Tasmanian Government's commitment to supporting ongoing economic development and diversification in our regional areas.

The Government proudly acknowledges the Tasmanian Convict Sites included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property inscription in 2010. This recognition highlights the importance of our convict past and the Tasmanian properties make up five of the eleven Australian sites, a remarkable achievement for our State.

We continue to work towards ensuring we have contemporary and best-practice approaches to protecting our historic cultural heritage, both Aboriginal and European. Work on reviewing and renewing the legislation for both of these important areas is currently progressing well.