I welcome Tassal’s decision not to proceed with their application to pump treated waste into Macquarie Harbour.
I had made it clear that I was not comfortable with the previous proposal and that it was outside of community expectations. I am very pleased Tassal has listened to my concerns and that of the community, and come up with an alternative proposal.
The partnership with TasWater to remove the waste is a logical solution that should alleviate the concerns of environmentalists and the community, and one that I’m sure will be welcomed by all stakeholders.

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks