NOT WILD ABOUT CHOPPER INVASION
WHEN Gustav Weindorfer first visited the Tasmanian wilderness he threw his arms wide and said: “This must be a national park for the people for all time. It is magnificent.” Roll forward to the present times and it is now fast becoming a day-trip destination for the well-heeled who like to fly over it because their time is too precious for them to actually walk in.
To make matters worse we now have a private company setting up a fishing camp on an island which has been leased to them by the Government. The public (who own the land) are kept in the dark about the deal due to the Government’s usual excuse of “commercial in confidence”.
We will now have well over 100 helicopter flights bringing in the rich to fish our waters. It’s going to be a bit like Apocalypse
Now: “I love the smell of rich people in helicopters, it smells like victory.”
Niall Stewart Hobart