In February this year, the Central Highlands Council in Tasmania rejected the Lake Malbena tourism development.
The controversial ‘helicopter tourism’ development planned for Halls Island in Lake Malbena on Tasmania’s central plateau had previously been approved by state and federal governments. The local Council was the last government authority which needed to sign off on the project. It had been hoped that the rejection by Council would be the end of the proposal.
However, the developer has lodged an appeal against this decision. Hearings are currently underway in Hobart.