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Tasmanian Heritage Council

The Tasmanian Heritage Council came into existence in 1997, following the proclamation of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995. The Council is made up of councillors, representing diverse community and professional interests including property owners, farmers and graziers, conservation interests and areas of expertise such as history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and tourism.

A copy of its Membership Policy is now available to download.

The Heritage Council is a statutory body separate to government responsible for the administration of the Act and the establishment of the Tasmanian Heritage Register.  Its primary task is as a resource management and planning body, focused on heritage conservation issues.  As such, any development on heritage listed places require the approval of the Heritage Council before works can commence.

Click on the names listed below to access a brief profile on each.


Council Members

Ms Brett Torossi Chairperson
Ms Michele Moseley Alternate to the Director National Parks and Wildlife (South)
Mr Peter Romey A person with expertise in architecture (NSW)
Dr Stuart King Representing - Heritage conservation interests (North)
Dr Kathryn Evans Person with expertise in history (South)
Mr Alex van der Hek Representing - Community interests (South)
National Trust representative Expression of interest process being finalised
Mr Frazer Read Representing - Building development industry (South)
Mining industry representative Expression of interest process being finalised
Mr David Gatenby Person representing the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (North)
Tourism Industry Council representative Expression of interest process being finalised
Rev Roger Hesketh Person representing the Tasmanian Council of Churches (North)
Ms Denise Gaughwin Person with expertise in archaeology (North)
LGAT general representative Expression of interest process being finalised
LGAT expert representative Expression of interest process being finalised


Dates and minutes of meetings

The Tasmanian Heritage Council holds monthly meetings. The Works Application Assessment Committee (a subcommittee of the Heritage Council) meets fortnightly. Minutes are available below. For copies of minutes prior to 2013 contact Heritage Tasmania on 6165 3700.

Minutes 2014

Meeting dates and minutes for 2015

Tasmanian Heritage Council Works Committee Registration Committee
  7 January
21 January
5 January
18 February 4 February
18 February
2 February
18 March 4 March
18 March
2 March
15 April 1 April
15 April
29 April
13 April
20 May 13 May
27 May
4 May
17 June 10 June
24 June
1 June
15 July 8 July
22 July
6 July
19 August 5 August
19 August
3 August
16 September 2 September
16 September
30 September
7 September
21 October 14 October
28 October
5 October
18 November 11 November
25 November
2 November
16 December 9 December
23 December
7 December