WPMT Vision Statement, Photo: Roland Lietz
The Wellington Park Management Trust is an independent management authority set up under the Wellington Park Act 1993. Membership of the Trust is specified in the Act, and comprises an independent Chair together with the Director-General of Lands, the Director of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and the CEO of Tourism Tasmania (or their nominees), plus 2 nominees of City of Hobart, and 1 nominee from each of Glenorchy City Council and TasWater.
The Trust is responsible for managing and protecting the diverse natural and cultural heritage of Wellington Park. The Park comprises 14 separate land parcels owned by the Crown, City of Hobart and Glenorchy City Council. The Trust's role is one of strategy and regulation, in partnership with the on-ground management of the land owners.
The Trust develops and periodically updates the Wellington Park Management Plan, a statutory document that provides for sustainable opportunities for recreation and tourism, while conserving the environmental, cultural and water catchment values of the Park. The current Management Plan, released in 2013 and amended in 2015, provides for an increased emphasis on the provision of visitor services and facilities while providing for the management of natural and cultural values.
The Trust meets 5 times each year, and meeting minutes are available to view below.
Note: Ministerial appointment of Nominees is pending
GPO Box 138 HOBART TAS 7001
Ph 03 6238 2176
Amy Russell, General Manager
Mob 0428 226 218
Ben Masterman, Education and Regulations Coordinator
Mob 0408 517 534
Lisa Counsell, Visitor & Recreation Strategy Coordinator (Mon, Wed-Fri)
Mob 0433 198 342
Ellen Sorensen, Natural & Heritage Values Coordinator (Mon-Wed)
Mob 0433 206 120