The deadline for a planning tribunal decision on a contentious Halls Island tourism proposal has been extended by almost a month.
A decision on whether or not to overturn the Central Highlands Council rejection of the plans had been due Monday after days of hearings held by the Resource Management and Appeals Tribunal in recent months.
This has now been pushed out to October 21. The appeal was lodged by the proponents - later joined by Attorney-General Elise Archer.
"Regardless of the legal outcome, our campaign to keep Tasmania's public reserve land public will continue," said Wilderness Society Tasmania campaign manager Tom Allen.
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The organisation has joined the council in defending its decision. The proponents of the Halls Island proposal and the state government were contacted for comment.
A nomination to enter the island's historic hut on the Tasmanian Heritage Register is on hold until the RMPAT proceedings are complete, a DPIPWE spokesperson confirmed.
A challenge of the development's Commonwealth approval, lodged by the Wilderness Society, is before the Federal Court.
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