Extension Granted For State Of Environment Report

Felix Ellis, Minister for Housing and Planning

The Tasmanian Government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future outlines our commitment to protecting our State’s much-loved natural environment.

The State of the Environment Report is an important means of documenting baseline environmental data, trends, and risks across Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government had tasked the Tasmanian Planning Commission with producing a new State of the Environment Report by June 2024.

The Commission has requested an extension of time to undertake quality assurance processes and finalise the report.

As Minister for Planning, I will be issuing the Tasmanian Planning Commission with a new Direction under Section 7 of the Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997 to produce a new State of the Environment Report by end of August 2024.

It remains important that the State of the Environment Report be produced by an independent body at arms-length from Government, and the pre-eminent independent body is the Commission.

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