News - 07 March 2023

Tasmania’s Tourism & Forestry ministers asked to halt imminent logging at Maydena, gateway to the Styx

Giant ferns in Junee Forest, Maydena.

The Wilderness Society Tasmania has written to Jeremy Rockliff MP in his capacity as Minister for Tourism and Felix Ellis MP in his capacity as Minister for (Forest) Resources about logging due to take place at Maydena.

“We have written to these ministers asking that the Government acts to halt the imminent logging of the rainforest next to the Maydena Bike Park and at Junee Cave, two of the town’s premier tourism destinations,” said forest campaigner, Alice Hardinge.

“This is yet another example of a local community’s growing tourism aspirations being hijacked by Forestry Tasmania, threatening to tear holes in the local forest and destroy more value than it creates.

“Local communities like Maydena deserve to be informed and to have a say in these decisions, something currently denied them,” said Ms Hardinge.

Copy of the letter sent to ministers Rockliff and Ellis

For further comment: Alice Hardinge, 0421 819 679