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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 (click here to view the Act).  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.

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 here for further information on applications to do work).


Council Members

Dr Dianne Snowden Chairperson
Mr Kim Evans Director of National Parks and Wildlife
Mr Brad Williams Person with expertise in archaeology
Mr Peter Cripps Person with expertise in architecture
Dr Nic Haygarth Person with expertise in history
Mr Peter Button Person with expertise in planning
Dr Stuart King Person representing heritage conservation interests
Mr Alex van der Hek Person representing community interests
Mr Chris Tassell Person representing the National Trust in Tasmania
Ald. Sandra French Representing the Local Government Association of Tasmania
Mr Frazer Read Person representing the building development industry
Dr Tony Brown Person representing the mining industry with expertise in mining heritage
Mrs Mary Ramsay Person representing the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Ms Sarah Lebski Person representing the Tourism Industry Council
Rev J Allan Thompson Person representing the Tasmanian Council of Churches


Meeting dates for 2012

The Tasmanian Heritage Council holds monthly meetings. The Works Application Assessment Committee (a subcommittee of the Heritage Council) meets fortnightly. To view the minutes for 2011 meetings, click on the meeting date below. Meeting dates for 2010 and Meeting dates for 2011 are also available.

Works Application Assessment Committee Tasmanian Heritage Council
7 December
21 December
22 December
11 January
25 January
19 January
8 February
22 February
15 February
7 March
21 March
21 March
4 April
18 April
18 April
2 May
16 May
30 May
16 May
13 June
27 June
20 June
11 July
25 July
18 July
8 August
22 August
15 August
5 September
19 September
19 September
3 October
17 October
31 October
17 October
14 November
28 November
21 November
12 December 19 December