Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Matthew Groom, has launched the
Tasmanian Heritage Council’s new Works Guidelines to help owners and developers achieve the best possible outcomes when completing works to heritage-listed places.
Minister Matthew Groom and Brett Torossi, Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council at Trinity Hill, North Hobart (#2805)
"I welcome the release of the Tasmanian Heritage
Council’s works guidelines which outlines the best practices to preserve
historic heritage places entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register," Minister Groom said.
"The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to
protecting and maintaining Tasmania’s historic cultural heritage.
"The guidelines will be a useful resource for
owners and developers, as it gives an important insight into how the Heritage
Council makes decisions when considering applications for works to
"The detailed advice contained within the guidelines
will remove some of the mystery surrounding how the Heritage Council makes its
decisions, and will help owners explore potential ways to save time and money
through the planning process.
"The guidelines list the types of works that can
be approved with a certificate of exemption, and gives suggestions on how to
minimise impacts to heritage values where more complex works require a
"This is a great example of how to interpret
legislation and policies into a clear, concise and accessible format for owners
and developers of heritage-listed places.
"Last financial year the Heritage Council dealt
with 283 development applications and issued 450 exemptions for works to
heritage places that contributed to more than $230 million worth of development
in the state."
Torossi, Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council, described the guidelines as “a
comprehensive and practical set of guidelines that respond to the many
practical questions we receive on how to go about works to heritage places.”
Heritage Council has been assessing works to heritage-listed places for 19
years. These guidelines bring together all that knowledge to explain to owners
what types of works they can do with a certificate of exemption, and how best
to deal with complex works to avoid negative impacts to heritage values,” Ms
Guidelines are more than just explaining what to do with windows, doors and
walls, they are about encouraging people to understand that embedded in the fabric
of each place are the stories of our past. It’s those stories that we need to
protect, because collectively they create the identity of our wonderful State”.
Click here for a copy of the Works Guidelines.