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Forest calls for more consultation on Arthur-Pieman

 Ruth Forrest square

Independent Murchinson MLC Ruth Forest has added her vice to those not satisfied there was enough consultation before the State Government decided not to re-open three contentious four-wheel-drive tracks in the Arthur Pieman Connservation Area.

A heritage value assessment report found re-opening the tracks would adversely impact on Aboriginal cultural heritage values.

Both the Circular Head Council Federal Braddon Member Gavin Pearce have been critical of the lack of consultation on the heritage value assessment report.

Ruth Forest says the issue has been handled poorly.


"The Government needs to work with the community and to find a solution ot allow all members of the community and the Aboriginal community to access and mainain the heritage, but for local non-Aboriginal oeople and visitors to the area to also be able to enjoy it - safely. culturally resectfully and protecting the environment," she says.