South West Tasmania facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSouth West Tasmania
|State electorate(s)||Lyons, Franklin|
|Federal Division(s)||Lyons, Franklin|
The more recent is the consideration as a potential area of resources for development and its consideration as World Heritage wilderness.
Southwest is a locality that covers most of the region. The locality (and therefore the region) is in the local government areas of Derwent Valley (29%), Huon Valley (20%), Central Highlands (7%) and West Coast (44%). Its central point, near the encircled locality of Strathgordon, is about 116 kilometres (72 mi) west of the town of New Norfolk, the administrative centre for the Derwent Valley Council. The 2016 census has a population of 15 for the state suburb of Southwest.
Most early walks through the region were for discovery, or in the case of Thomas Bather Moore was to establish tracks for access.
In 1927, a walk through the area between Cox's Bight and Bathurst Harbour even included, the then governor of the state, Sir James O'Grady included in its intention, a search for geological information.
South West Advisory Committee
Members were Sir George B Cartland, G. J. Foot and A. G. Ogilvie. Submissions were received on its subject area It made a preliminary report in May 1976, and a final report in August 1978.
South West Tasmania Resources Survey
See also South West Tasmania Resources Survey for further details
Following national and international concern over the fate of South West Tasmania, Commonwealth Government funded the survey the States Grants (Nature Conservation Act) act of 1974. Further funding was provided from the Environment (Financial Assistance) Act of 1977
The South West Tasmania Resources Survey produced 25 Discussion Papers, 22 Working Papers and 20 Occasional papers - including the breakup of the region into river catchments:
- Franklin River
- Picton River
- Huon Weld
- Lake Gordon-Lake Pedder
- Lower Gordon
- Macquarie Harbour
- King River
- Wanderer and Giblin
- Davey River
- Bathurst Harbour
- New River and South Coast
Ten years after the South West Resources survey the Australia Heritage Commission published an inventory for the South West
The A10 route (Lyell Highway) enters from Derwent Bridge in the north-east and runs generally north-west until it reaches the north-western boundary, where it exits to Queenstown. Route B61 (Gordon River Road) enters from Maydena in the east and runs generally west through Strathgordon to the Gordon Dam, where it ends. Route C607 (Scotts Peak Dam Road) starts at an intersection with B61 and runs south and west to Scotts Peak Dam, where it ends.
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