BECAUSE UNESCO has expanded Tasmania’s World Heritage area listing (The Examiner, June 25), can we expect a substantial cheque is in the mail from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee? Probably not.
And that will mean an even greater burden on the Tasmanian budget to finance the maintenance of these areas.
Of course supporters of these added listings will point to the economic advantages that will come as a result.
We should be saying to those supporters “show us the colour of your money”.
There is no evidence that vast areas of World Heritage make any financial contributions of significance to the economy, but indisputable evidence that costs to the state are considerable and now will increase.
Furthermore, because many of these new listings extend the boundaries of previous listings, will the demand now be made to protect these “new boundaries”?
– TREVOR G. COWELL, Perth.
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