I note the decision by the Federal Government that our plan to allow for off-road vehicle access in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area is a controlled action which will now be assessed by public environment report.

This is a normal part of the process and we remain 100% committed to reopening the tracks. We will work closely with the Australian Government to provide all the detail they need to assess and approve our proposal to re-open tracks 501, 503 and 601.

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks