Tuesday, 27 October 2020 Sydney

Protecting our heritage and cutting red tape::

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government welcomes the passing of the Historic Cultural Heritage Bill 2019 through the Legislative Council today.

The amendments align with our commitment to reduce red tape and maximise certainty under the planning system for property owners, developers and other stakeholders and better integrates Tasmania’s historic heritage and planning legislation.

The passing of this Bill will also make our Historic Cultural Heritage Act more contemporary and further protect our unique historic heritage, while at the same time strengthening the governance arrangements of the Tasmanian Heritage Council.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to protecting Tasmania’s way of life so it can be enjoyed by future generations.