Lake Pedder—situated in south-west Tasmania, Australia—was the jewel in the wilderness, a magnificent, untouched natural formation that instilled wonder in all who had the good fortune to experience this spiritual place.
The flooding of Lake Pedder in 1972 for a relatively minor hydro-electric scheme created an international environmental furore.
In recognition of the Lake’s remarkable values and its timeless appeal, the case for the waters to be drained and the lake restored to its natural splendour continues to be made—and to resonate with Australians of all age groups.
The movement to restore Lake Pedder is one of Australia’s longest running environmental campaigns and is recognised as the initial movement that resulted in the formation of the world’s first Green political party. Its members include legends from the environment movement, from academia, wilderness photographers and bushwalkers.
Restoration is envisaged as a national project—funded nationally, located in Tasmania, drawing on the skills and enthusiasm of all Australians, benefiting all Australians.
It would attract a great deal of positive international attention to Australia and demonstrate that Australians are willing to make major environmental investments for their future and can undo mistakes of the past.
The restoration project is led by Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated (LPRI) and the case for restoration can be seen on the restoration page of this website.
Joining and/or donating
Please consider joining Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated and/or donating to it. Your membership or donation will assist us to continue the campaign to restore of of Australia’s most unique and beautiful natural features.
Your membership fees and/or donation will also assist Lake Pedder Restoration to fund research into the practical realities of restoring the Lake, maintain an archive of material collected over more 40 years and run activities such as the publication of Max Angus’ book and the Commemorative 30th Anniversary Walk held in 2002.
Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated meets quarterly to discuss progress with its ongoing campaign to restore Lake Pedder, to share information and to recall experiences of the lake and earlier campaigns to save it and restore it.
Members receive regular updates (by email or post) on LPRI meetings and activities, and other Pedder-related events.
- $20 Annual Full Membership
- $10 Annual Concession Membership – students and pensioners
- $500 Life Membership
Any amount is gratefully received.
Membership fees and donations can be made:
- By electronic funds transfer:
Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated
BSB 807009 Account number 51293872
So our Treasurer is aware of the source / purpose of your payment, please also advise him by email at email@example.com
- Or by cheque:
Made out to Lake Pedder Restoration Incorporated and posted to:
Lake Pedder Restoration Inc.
23 Abels Bay Road
So our Treasurer is aware of the source / purpose of your payment, please attach an explanatory note to your cheque.
To keep up to date with Pedder news, events and activities, we invite you to follow our blog.
You may also wish to visit and become a member of the Drain and restore Lake Pedder, Tasmania Facebook group.
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