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The Tasmanian world heritage area is open for public submission till 5pm on the 22nd of March 2015
This is an area i have lived in and around for the past 20 odd years. And understand and know many of the stake holders involved. My family (Stacey's) mined and prospected an area not far from the image above nearly 100 years ago. Their finds and the rush that ensured helped Tasmania in a time of great need. its important to me at least.
It could be a unique opportunity for small scale and non destructive prospecting. Detector only etc. to open the area up for the Tasmanian community to use the area, as it should be, similar to the Victorian and NSW national parks initiatives. The area encoumapses 1.58 million hectares and covers 1/3 of the Tasmanian mainland. Many areas today inside the WHA are entered via historical prospecting tracks. And could open up Jane river etc to the people that actually put the original track in.
a copy of the draft can be found here
I will be entering a submission and encourage everyone with an interest in the area to do the same, you may not ever get the chance to have a say in its direction again.