Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA913
Title: DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, WILDLIFE AND HERITAGE
Start Date: 17 Jul 1989
End Date: 02 Feb 1993
Description:

Manage the State's National Parks, Reserves and wildlife resources, conduct scientific studies, prepare management plans, advise on land use policy and preserve sites significant to aboriginal and European heritage of Tasmania.

The Department was created by a process of amalgamation as part of a general reorganisation of the Tasmanian State Service on 17 July 1989. It comprised Parks and Wildlife from the Department of Lands, Parks and Wildlife, the Administrative Services Division of the Department of the Environment and the Heritage Section of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. On 1 July 1990 the Department assumed administrative control of the Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On 18 February 1992, following a change of Government, the Inland Fisheries Commission also came under the administrative control of the Department, transferred from the Department of Primary Industry.

On 2 February 1993 the Department was amalgamated with the Department of Environment and Planning to create the Department of Environment and Land Management (DELM). The Parks and Wildlife Service became a division within DELM.

Information Sources:

Parks and Wildlife Service website

Legislation Administered:

Abandoned Lands Act 1973 (until 1992), Aboriginal Relics Act 1975, Botanical Gardens Act 1950, Ida Bay Railway Act 1977 (from 1992, Mountain Park Act 1958 (until 1992), National Park and Florentine Valley Act 1950 (in so far as it relates to the validity of proclamations relating to the Mount Field National Park), National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970, National Trust of Australian (Tasmania) Act 1975, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Act 1987, Whales Protection Act 1988

Legislation Creating:

SR1989/114.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

administrative action

Functions Performed:
8 ENVIRONMENT [1]
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
19 TOURISM [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA1568 ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS 01 Jan 1828
TA43 INLAND FISHERIES COMMISSION 21 Aug 1959 15 Dec 1999
TA30 NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1971
TA1551 PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 01 Oct 1987
Previous Agencies:
TA349 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT 01 Nov 1972 17 Jul 1989
TA251 DEPARTMENT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET 01 Feb 1985 17 Jul 1989
TA901 DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, PARKS AND WILDLIFE 01 May 1987 17 Jul 1989
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1018 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT 02 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1837 PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 02 Feb 1993
Series Created By Agency:
AB567  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE [3]. 01 Jan 1842 31 Jul 2002
AA622  LOGBOOKS OF HUTS ON WALKING TRACKS. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 2002
AF52  MACQUARIE ISLAND FIELD NOTES 07 Dec 1973 10 Mar 1997
AE747  SNOW SURVEYS 01 Jan 1976 31 Dec 1992