The Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC) has just released the TWWHA Managememt Plan 2014: Director Report and Representations.
With UNESCO emphatically ruling out it out the issue of logging special timbers in the TWWHA is now dead and buried (at least until the next management plan review).
Timber Harvesting is discussed on pages 11-12 of the TPC report.
However the TPC is clearly confused. It interpreted my representation as supporting special timbers logging in the World Heritage Area!!
Ok! Maybe I didn’t explicitly say NO!
Maybe I was too analytic and not emphatic enough.
So let me make this perfectly and emphatically clear –
In no way do I agree that the Draft Plan “allow[ed] the management of Tasmania’s unique special species timber for sustainable production within legislated categories of reserves …[whilst] not compromising the Outstanding Universal Values for the TWWHA”.
I do NOT support any special timbers harvesting in the TWWHA!!
I just wanted to clear that up and leave no doubt in anyone’s mind.