Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA66
Title: FORESTRY COMMISSION
Start Date: 01 Jan 1947
End Date: 01 Jul 1994
Description:

Following a Royal Commission into the administration of the Forestry Department the Government amended the Forestry Act to abolish the position of Conservator of Forests and replace him with a 3 member Commission. The Chief Commissioner and his 2 Assistant Commissioners were joined by another Assistant commissioner, with special responsibility for private forestry, when the Act was again amended in 1978. The Act was amended in 1994 to make the Department a Corporation, at which point the Commission was abolished and its functions transferred to the Board of the Corporation.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Forestry Act 1946 (10 Geo.VI No.40) HTG 16 Apr 1947 p.851

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
15 PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [1]
16 RESOURCES, LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA900 FORESTRY DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1921 01 Jul 1994
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1450 PRIVATE FORESTRY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1977 01 Jul 1994
Related Agencies:
TA709 ROYAL COMMISSION INTO FORESTRY ADMINISTRATION 01 Jan 1945 31 Dec 1947
Series Created By Agency:
AC907  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSIONERS. 04 Jul 1949 28 Jun 1994