Have your say on the draft West Coast Off Road Vehicle Strategy

Nick Duigan, Minister for Parks and Environment

The public are now invited to have their say on the draft West Coast Off Road Vehicle Strategy.

Minister for Parks and Environment, Nick Duigan, said the draft strategy forms part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, with a $10 million commitment to support sustainable recreational off-road vehicle opportunities in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, and wider West Coast region.

“The draft strategy is focused on developing sustainable management outcomes for off-road vehicle use and delivering an improved experience for users and visitors in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and the broader West Coast,” Minister Duigan said.

“The draft strategy aims to protect the important natural and cultural values of the area, while allowing safe access, improved facilities and enhanced recreational experiences within the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area.

“In recognition of the significance of the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape and previous decisions not to reopen tracks that had been closed, the West Coast Off Road Vehicle Strategy seeks to improve existing tracks and facilities, rather than opening new tracks or reopening previously closed tracks.

“This strategy is also not about closing tracks.”

The Tasmanian Government has worked closely with the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area Management Committee who have endorsed the release of the draft strategy for community feedback.

Submissions and comments can be made on the draft strategy over the next eight weeks through the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website. The submissions will be considered as part of the final strategy.

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