Community groups frustrated with the lack of clarity regarding the state's review of the Reserve Activity Assessment have lodged a Right to Information request seeking transparency.
The RTI request lodged on Monday seeks any correspondence regarding the RAA, including but not limited to the scope of reference for the review, the process undertaken, parties consulted, status updates and any draft reviews.
Planning Matters Alliance state coordinator Sophie Underwood said with a wave of new, private and controversial commercial tourism developments being imposed on national parks, the RAA and the way it was reviewed was critical.
"The RAA process governs the Parks and Wildlife Service's assessment of proposed developments on approximately 50 per cent of the state, including reserves declared to protect our most precious natural and Aboriginal heritage areas," Ms Underwood said.
"We are concerned the review has been stalled, it's been going on for a year."
The groups said the Lake Malbena controversy has highlighted the flawed RAA process, which revealed that management rules were specifically changed ahead of assessment, expert advice was not sought or was ignored and community consultation was refused.
They are also concerned that the RAA process to date does not include any guarantee of public comment, no right to access to critical information about developments, and no appeal rights.
Wilderness Society Tasmania acting campaign manager Tom Allen said the society resorted to lodging a RTI because the RAA review seems to be another instance of the Hodgman government's transparency allergy and fear of scrutiny and consultation.
"The government can either make the process transparent, legitimate and consultative or it can set up more of its Expression of Interest proposals to fail by locking out social license and locking in sub-standard process," Mr Allen said.
"If it fails to reform the RAA, it can expect plenty more Lake Malbenas."
Treasurer Peter Gutwein said the government was still working through the review process.
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor said it was very hard to escape the conclusion the government was dragging its heels on the review.
"We've had a promise from this government, going back nearly three years now to fix up this flawed process," Ms O'Connor said.
"We've got a Liberal state government that is determined to allow developer free-for-all in protected areas and the World Heritage Area.
"The longer this review is in place, the better their developer friends feel."