EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania.  They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Tasmania’s Marine Farming Regulatory Framework, and how to improve it

This article outlines some of the criticisms of the current Tasmanian system, reviews the regulatory frameworks in other marine farming countries, and recommends changes to move Tasmania towards a best practice model.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Improving-Tasmanias-Marine-Farming-Framework.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming


Quarry Code of Practice

The Quarry Code of Practice has been published by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. The code comprises elements for both the proposed use and development of land for extractive purposes as well as ongoing environmental management. Those elements that can be applied in a statutory sense through planning schemes will be progressively introduced in a uniform manner

Organisation Address: 30 Gordons Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6165 4800

Web Address: http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/quarry-code-of-practice

Link Owner: Department of State Growth Tasmania

Also in: Mining


Domestic Noise

You should always try to be respectful of your neighbours when using power tools, playing music or having a party.  The Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Noise) Regulations set out some rules for how loud equipment can be, and the hours during which you can use it.

Organisation Address: 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 03 6165 4599

Web Address: http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/noise/domestic-noise

Link Owner: Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

Also in: Noise & Nuisance


Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body set up under the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993. The objectives of the Tribunal are to: promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity; provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air,

Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service commenced operations in 1971 with the vision of protecting, presenting and managing in concert with the community, Tasmania’s unique and outstanding reserve system for all people, for all time. The Service is the managing authority of Tasmania’s world-renowned reserve system and seeks to conserve the State’s natural and cultural heritage while providing for sustainable

Organisation Address: 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 1300 827 727

Web Address: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/

Link Owner: Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania

Also in: Protected Areas