The long-awaited legislative reforms to the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 have been tabled and debate on them in the House of Assembly commenced late in the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 August 2012.
During this session of Parliament, Minister Brian Wightman MP gave the Second Reading Speeches to the Historic Cultural Heritage Amendment Bill 2012 and the Land Use Planning and Approvals (Historic Cultural Heritage) Bill 2012.
Debate continued in the House of Assembly, passing without amendments on 25 September 2012.
The Bill is now expected to be tabled in the Legislative Council in October 2012.
The Tasmanian Parliament website allows those interested to follow the progress of the Bill through Parliament.
The parliamentary speeches can also be found in Hansard.
Otherwise, if you have any further questions about this on-going reform process call Heritage Tasmania on 1300 850 332.
Further updates will be provided as the Bill progresses, and as plans for implementation are further developed.
Click here for a current fact sheet that provides an overview of the critical amendments proposed.
If you would like to receive monthly updates on the reform process, please email Robyn.Shaw@heritage.tas.gov.au and subscribe to Heritage Tasmania's e-bulletin.
The following papers and resources are available:
For further information or advice, please contact Heritage Tasmania.
Phone: (03) 6233 2037 or 1300 850 332