Anecdotes from the coast

Petition. The Wise Women of the West love to share a yarn. Many of their stories are set in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape or state reserves. Formed by Eunice Atkins, Jocelyn Flint and Sue Popowski, the Wise Women of the West is an online group for locals and visitors …

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Council asks for community say

Decision. Circular Head Council has voiced its opposition to allow the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania to acquire local land. In the last monthly meeting of the former council group, councillors unanimously decided to advise the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania that no support would be provided by the local council for land handbacks in …

3 months ago 0

Management to meet needs

APCA. The Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area is in new hands with the re-establishment of its management committee. The newly formed committee first met in March, and again earlier this month to discuss issues important to the APCA. At the first meeting, held at Circular Head Council, all committee members were present along with regular representative from …

10 months ago 0
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Tracks process

Update. The decision to reopen tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area now depends on a public environment report, the state government says. New Minister for Environment and Parks Elise Archer, who took on the position following the resignation of Matthew Groom late last month, said this was a “normal part of the process” and that the …

1 year ago

Labor ACPA promise

APCA. Labor state and federal leaders were in Smithton on Saturday to meet with locals and announce a funding commitment ahead of the next state and federal elections. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay, joined by state Opposition Leader Rebecca White and MP Shane Broad, committed $2.29 million towards improved management and protection of the Arthur-Pieman …

1 year ago

CHAC rallies community

Change. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation hosted its reconciliation rally in Smithton on Sunday with more than 200 community members turning out in support. The event was an opportunity for locals to hear from guest speakers and voice their opinions on the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and dual naming within Circular …

1 year ago

CHAC seeks signatures

Petition. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has launched a petition against the recent actions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. The petition asks residents to support the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and to say no to TAC’s dual naming of places within Circular Head. TAC submitted a proposal to the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania …

2 years ago
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Arthur-Pieman conversations continue

Issue. Circular Head Council will write to Premier Will Hodgman seeking reassurance that the government’s election promise to reopen recreational tracks on the north west coast be fulfilled. Councillor Ashley Popowski raised three motions at Thursday’s meeting in regard to the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. The first motion requested council make contact with Mr Hodgman to …

2 years ago

Tracks meeting

Update. A meeting of community stakeholders held in Smithton on Monday identified future opportunities around protection, education and interpretation of Aboriginal heritage and also of sustainable access to the west coast. The meeting presented opportunities for not only tracks access but wider possibilities surrounding management of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. Approximately 20 people were in …

2 years ago

Government to appeal decision

Tracks. The state government has decided to appeal the recent Federal Court decision relating to four-wheel drive access in the Arthur-Pieman. On March 1, the Federal Court ruled against the reopening of closed tracks due to rich Aboriginal heritage values in the area. At the time, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said …

3 years ago
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