Three Capes Guided Walk Experience Environmental and planning approvals
ERA was engaged by the Tasmanian Walking Company to facilitate the development approval for a guided walk on the Three Capes Track – a 4-day, 3-night experience. Two lodge sites were proposed, with lodges to include a communal lounge, dining and kitchen area, deck, toilets, showers and basins, and separate sleeping rooms to accommodate two guests each.
The proposal required approval through the Parks and Wildlife Service landowner consent process – known as a Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA). A planning permit was also required from Tasman Council. There were a significant number of constraints for the development of the sites, such as environmental values in the Tasman National Park, the management of wastewater (both grey and black), the management of stormwater, bushfire hazard management (including emergency management), visual impact and construction management regimes and protocols. These all had to be considered at the RAA and development approval stage.
ERA facilitated the approvals through the RAA process and the development application through the council. ERA also assisted with the resolution of conditions of approval and the project management of the building and plumbing permit stage through to completion.