Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA974
Title: DIVISION OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES
Start Date: 17 Jul 1989
End Date: 18 Feb 1992
Description:

Administer mineral resources and perform scientific research relating to the earth sciences and mineral resources. Encourage mineral development. Create data bases and maps of mineral resources and geology. Assess groundwater resources and advise on landslips, geological hazards and engineering geology. The former Mines Department was amalgamated with the Rivers and Water Supply Department on 17 July 1989 to create the Department of Resources and Energy. Mines continued to operate as an independent division and although preparations were made for integration these plans were abandoned after 2 and a half years and Mines became a Department again on 18 February 1992.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Aid to Mining Act 1927. Dangerous Goods Act 1976, Gas Franchises Act 1973, Iron Ore (Savage River) Agreement Act 1965, Iron Ore (Savage River) Deed of Variation Act 1990, Mineral Resources Act 1951, Mines Inspection Act 1968, Mining Acts 1929 and 1958, Mount Read and Rosebery Mines Limited Leases Act 1916, Petroleum (Submerged LAnds) Acts 1967 and 1982.

Legislation Creating:

Statutory Rules 1989 No.114

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
16 RESOURCES, LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA919 DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ENERGY 17 Jul 1989 18 Feb 1992
Previous Agencies:
TA76 MINES DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1894 17 Jul 1989
Subsequent Agencies:
TA987 DEPARTMENT OF MINES 18 Feb 1992 03 Feb 1993
Series Created By Agency:
AC198  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1991
AB933  FILE TITLE REGISTER. 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1991
AB934  SUPERSEDED SECTION OF THE FILE TITLE REGISTER ABOUT MINING. 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1991
AB935  SUPERSEDED SECTION OF THE FILE TITLE REGISTER ABOUT ADMINISTRATION. 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1991