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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA901
Title: DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, PARKS AND WILDLIFE
Start Date: 01 May 1987
End Date: 17 Jul 1989
Description:

To manage the Crown Estate, maintain survey and related records, provide research services, provide a valuation and real estate advisory service, manage the State's National Parks, Reserves and Wildlife resources, conduct scientific research, prepare management plans and provide advice on land-use policy.

The Department was created by amalgamating the Lands Department and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The latter maintained a distinct identity in the new Department as the Land Management Division.

As part of a general reorganisation of the Tasmanian State Service on 17 July 1989 the Department was separated into (roughly) its original constituents. The Land Management Division became the new Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage. The rest of the Department was amalgamated with the bulk of the Department of the Environment to form the Department of Environment and Planning. The Public Offices Committee Secretariat was transferred to the new Department of Administrative Services.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Abandoned Lands Act 1973, Aboriginal Relics Act 1975, Boundary Fences Act 1908, Crown Lands Act 1976, Crown Lands (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1985, Crown Lands (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1986, Department of Lands and Surveys Act 1970, Government House Land Act 1964, Ida Bay Railway Act 1977, Land Reclamation Act 1886, Land Surveyors Act 1909, Land Valuation Act 1971, Lands Building Agreement Act 1978, Lands Clauses Act 1857, Lands Resumption Act 1957, Marine Board of Launceston Sub-letting Act 1918, Mersey Marine Board Reclamation of Lands Act 1910, National Parks and Florentine Valley Act 1950, National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970, National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) Act 1975, Port of Hobart reclamation Acts 1954 and 1958, Public Authorities' Land Acquisition Act 1949, Renison Limited (Zeehan Lands) Acts 1964 and 1970, Renison Limited (Zeehan and Renison Bell Lands) Act 1974, Self's Point Land Act 1951, Survey Coordination Act 1944, Tamar Improvement Act 1912, Tasmanian International Velodrome Management Authority Act 1984, Valuers Registration Act 1974.

Legislation Creating:

Statutory Rules 1987 Number 78.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

administrative action

Functions Performed:
5 CULTURAL AFFAIRS [1]
8 ENVIRONMENT [1]
16 RESOURCES, LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT [1]
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
19 TOURISM [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA392 VALUATION BRANCH 01 Jan 1948 18 Sep 1998
TA358 NOMENCLATURE BOARD 01 Jan 1953
TA30 NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1971
TA1967 GEOSPATIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BRANCH (INC OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL) 01 Jan 1980
TA1551 PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 01 Oct 1987
Previous Agencies:
TA902 LANDS DEPARTMENT 23 Dec 1970 01 May 1987
TA26 NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 01 Nov 1971 01 May 1987
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1551 PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 01 Oct 1987
TA912 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING 17 Jul 1989 02 Feb 1993
TA913 DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, WILDLIFE AND HERITAGE 17 Jul 1989 02 Feb 1993
TA898 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 17 Jul 1989 07 Nov 1989
Series Created By Agency:
AF721  TOWN MAPS 01 Jan 1825 31 Dec 1997
AB567  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE [3]. 01 Jan 1842 31 Jul 2002
AF819  PRINTED TOWN CHARTS 01 Jan 1900 31 Dec 1990
AF820  PRINTED LAND DISTRICT CHARTS 01 Jan 1900 31 Dec 1990
AA622  LOGBOOKS OF HUTS ON WALKING TRACKS. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 2002
AD918  NOMINAL INDEX TO PROPERTY FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1989
AD919  SUBJECT INDEX TO PROPERTY FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1989
AD920  REGISTER OF PROPERTY FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1994
LSD399  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE [2]. 01 Jan 1943 31 Dec 1991
AC253  MINISTERIAL CORRESPONDENCES 01 Jan 1971 31 Dec 1988
AB786  NATIONAL ESTATE GRANTS PROGRAM FILES. 01 Jan 1973 31 Jul 2000
AF52  MACQUARIE ISLAND FIELD NOTES 07 Dec 1973 10 Mar 1997
AE747  SNOW SURVEYS 01 Jan 1976 31 Dec 1992
AF53  TASMANIAN FIELD NOTES 12 Dec 1986 31 Dec 1987