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.
|Dr Dianne Snowden||Chairperson|
|Mr Kim Evans||Director National Parks and Wildlife (South)|
|Ms Michele Moseley||Alternate to the Director National Parks and Wildlife (South)|
|Mr Peter Romey||A person with expertise in architecture (NSW)|
|Mr Peter Button||Person with expertise in planning (North West)|
|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)|
|Mr Chris Tassell||Representing - National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) (North)|
|Mr Frazer Read||Representing - Building development industry (South)|
|Dr Tony Brown||Representing – Tasmanian mining industry with expertise in mining history (South)|
|Mr David Gatenby||Person representing the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (North)|
|Ms Sarah Lebski||Representing - Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (North)|
|Rev Roger Hesketh||Person representing the Tasmanian Council of Churches (North)|
|Ms Denise Gaughwin||Person with expertise in archaeology (North)|
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.
|Tasmanian Heritage Council||Works Committee|
|19 February||5 February|
|3 March - Special Meeting
|16 April||2 April
|21 May||14 May
|18 June||11 June
|16 July||9 July
|20 August||6 August
|17 September||3 September
|15 October||1 October
|12 November||12 November
|17 December||10 December