The Senate has today called on federal Environment Minister Melissa Price to conduct a full assessment of the Lake Malbena development, including public consultation.
Greens Senator Nick McKim successfully passed a motion that pointed out the major problems with the development and approvals process.
“This development represents the privatisation of some of the most precious areas of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area,” Senator McKim said.
“The people of Tasmania are clear – they don’t support this development.”
“Nor do they support the selling out of our magnificent wilderness.”
“It is now incumbent on the Minister to call this project in.”