Analysis of the strategic environment surrounding the pulp mill approval process

An analysis of the strategic planning environment for the planned pulp mill was presented to TAP members in early May 2008. Presenter was Mike Bolan.

Its purpose was to inform planning and decisions about where to focus efforts.

Some slides from that presentation are shown below to give a whole of system perspective . It follows on from a workshop that identified the needs of community members of TAP who live in the affected area of the Tamar Valley and northern Tasmania.

Later discussions in the workshop focused on specific tactics to be employed to prevent the construction of the planned pulp mill.


Domains of possibility in stopping the mill



TAP member’s express needs



Tasmanian groups involved in mill lobbying and prime focus


Some constraints on environmental groups


Strategic conclusion


Who we can target