Annual Report Released
The Tasmanian Heritage Council's 2018-2019 Annual Report marks a year of increased activity in response to Tasmania's growing economy.
During the 2018-19 financial year the Heritage Council:
- approved 99 per cent of discretionary permit and certificate of exemption applications that it determined, resulting in more than 690 decisions contributing towards more than $365 million worth of development in the State; and
- added one permanent and three provisional entries to the Tasmanian Heritage Register, and reviewed a further 230 entries to provide clarity and certainty for owners and developers.
Other key achievements reported on include:
- monitoring and supporting an increased level of major capital projects at heritage-listed sites including Fragrance developments in Launceston and Hobart, the Moss Hotel in Salamanca, and the CH Smith development in Launceston;
- in response to the sale of Anglican Churches, releasing the Managing Historic Places of Worship publication to respond to the many queries received by concerned parishioners, family members and the broader Tasmanian community, and
- commencing work on a five-year Registration Plan to define an ambitious program of reviewing and where necessary amending entries to rebuild the Heritage Register as the most accurate, reliable and current record of Tasmania's places of historic heritage significance.