A proposed new iconic Tasmanian icon bushwalk, announce by Premier Hodgman today, should definitely be built in the Tarkine. The proposed Trans-Tarkine track is a well-established proposal, the track survey has been completed and a demand study is underway.

When completed, the 100 km Trans-Tarkine track will be longer than the Overland track and the South Coast track. It will be unique as it traverses from the largest temperate rainforest in Australia to one of Australia’s richest Aboriginal coastal landscapes.

It will bring much needed jobs and a boost to small businesses in Tasmania’s northwest. Without invading the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Trans-Tarkine Track will showcase a breathtaking region of Tasmania that is crying out for a share of the tourism boom.

With the support of environmentalists, tourism businesses and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, the Trans-Tarkine track gives the next Tasmanian government an opportunity to build one of Australia’s most iconic walks, not just Tasmania’s.

“Our Foundation has made significant financial investment into this proposal and we are happy to hand over this great proposal to the next Tasmanian government to complete. We offer Premier Hodgman and Opposition leader Rebecca White the Trans-Tarkine Track to take up as a project of state significance,” Jenny Weber, Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager said.

Tonight in Burnie, Bob Brown Foundation is hosting a Public Meeting about takayna / Tarkine. Bob Brown, Scott Jordan and Jarrod Edwards from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre will be speaking.
Jenny Weber Campaign Manager, Bob Brown Foundation