Legislative Amendment Consultation


Public consultation on the Draft Historic Cultural Heritage Amendment Bill 2023

​The public are invited to make submissions on the Draft Historic Cultural Heritage Amendment Bill 2023 which proposes a number of changes to the operation of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.  

​The public consultation period for the draft bill will run for a period of six weeks, closing at 5pm on Monday 10 July 2023. 

A copy of the draft bill is available for download here:

 Draft Historic Heritage Amendment Bill 2023 (PDF 434Kb)

Heritage Tasmania has prepared a Factsheet which provides a plain English description of the proposed changes to the legislation.  

The fact sheet can be downloaded here:

 Proposed Amendments - Factsheet (PDF 150Kb)​

Key Dates

Public consultation period begins 26 May 2023

Public consultation period closes 10 July 2023 (5pm)

How to make a submission

Submissions on the draft bill must be provided in writing and be received by Heritage Tasmania by 5pm on Monday 10 July 2023.

Submissions can be delivered as follows:


Email to:


Postal service, addressed to:

Heritage Tasmania

GPO Box 618

Hobart TAS 7001

By hand to Heritage Tasmania during business hours:

Heritage Tasmania (southern office)

Lands Building

134 Macquarie Street

Hobart TAS 7000


Heritage Tasmania (northern office)

Public Buildings

53-59 St John Street

Launceston TAS 7250

Accessibility of Submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. 

We are therefore committed to ensuring information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. 

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent. 

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Important Information to Note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the submission will be treated as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

Submissions containing defamatory or offensive material, in whole or in part, will not be published.

If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and Confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). 

If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment. 

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