Burke doesn't list Tarkine on heritage list

Burke doesn't list Tarkine on heritage list

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has decided┬ánot to list Tasmania’s Tarkine region on the National Heritage List.

The move is expected to infuriate conservationists in the state, who were hoping the government would list the area to protect it from mining.

Mr Burke says a heritage listing for the area would have been disastrous for potential mining areas in the state.

However the government has listed a two-kilometre stretch of coast in the far north-west, due to Indigenous heritage values.

The Tarkine area is home to the largest tract of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere and the last haven of disease-free Tasmanian devils.

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