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Posted October 08, 2018 16:53:49 Tasmania’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the government has taken measures to minimise the impact on local communities.

“We’ve taken all measures we can to minimising the impact, and we’ve also looked at whether it’s possible to minimised the impacts,” Ms Palaszyczuk said.

“This will be a review of what has happened to the Tasmanian Wildlife Trust over the last three years and the changes we have made since then.”

The Government is reviewing the actions taken by the Tasmanians Wild Life Trust (TWS) following a decision by the state government to end its involvement in the Tasman-based charity.

The decision was announced last week.

Ms Palaseszczk said the Tasman Government was committed to “working with the Tasman Wild Life trust to ensure they’re able to take all necessary steps to minimises the impact of the decision”.

Tasmanian Wild Life is a not-for-profit organisation which operates on behalf of the Tasman Wildlife Trust.

In a statement, TWS said it was disappointed with the announcement and the state’s decision.

“While we respect the decision made by the State Government, we are disappointed with how it has been communicated and will be working with the State to ensure it is made fully clear,” it said.

Ms Kelleher said it would be up to the state to make its decision on whether or not to continue operating the Tasman Tasmanian Water Trust.

“I would suggest that this will be done with the state and the Tasman Water Trust on an ongoing basis,” she said.

Tasmanian Premier Annapurna Palaszieczuk is concerned about the impact that the decision could have on local businesses and residents.

“The Tasmanian Government is committed to working with Tasman Wild Lifeline to minimisation of the impacts on Tasmanian businesses and the people of Tasmania,” she told the ABC.

“Our focus is on providing all Tasmanian people with safe water and water quality, and I’m confident that that will be the case.”

Tasmanian Waters Minister Matt McGowan said the decision would be reviewed in coming months.

“There is a review underway.

It will be reviewed and it’s a process that will continue,” he said.

In August 2017, the Tasman and State Governments announced a series of changes to the TWS to minimISE the impact it had on local Tasmania residents.

The Tasmanian Department of Environment and Water, Conservation and Forestry (DEWCF) was replaced by the Department of Natural Resources and Forestry.

In February 2018, the State Cabinet approved the decision to end the TVS involvement.

Tasman Water and its subsidiaries are currently funded by the Federal Government through the Water Development Corporation.

“In the next 12 months, we will work closely with the DEWCF to ensure that the TWA and Tasman Water trusts can continue operating in the state of Tasmania with the appropriate governance and accountability,” a Tasmanian Minister said in February.