Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1018
Title: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT
Start Date: 02 Feb 1993
End Date: 18 Sep 1998
Description:

The protection of the environment of the State, management of the Crown Estate and the State's National Parks, Reserves and wildlife resources, maintain survey records, provide search facilities, conduct scientific studies, plan land use, advise on land use policy, preserve and protect sites of significance to the aboriginal and European heritage of Tasmania, provide a valuation and real estate advisory service and register land transactions.

The Department was created on 3 February 1993 by amalgamating the Department of Environment and Planning with the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage. The Parks and Wildlife Service became a division within DELM. The new Department assumed administrative responsibility for the Local Government Office and the Cleaning Services Branch of the former Department of Construction. On 22 February 1995 the "Services to Government Group" became the administrative responsibility of DELM when the Department of Transport and Works was broken up. This responsibility passed to Treasury on 27 March 1996. The Local Government Office was transferred to the Department of Premier and Cabinet on the same day. These were replaced by the Office of Antarctic Affairs (from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation).

On 18 September 1998, as part of a general reorganisation of the State Service following a change of government, DELM was amalgamated with the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and the Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratory to form a new Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Statutory Rules 1993 No. 8 pp.37-39

Legislation Creating:

Statutory Rules 1993 No. 6

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

administrative action

Functions Performed:
8 ENVIRONMENT [1]
16 RESOURCES, LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT [1]
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
19 TOURISM [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA1568 ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS 01 Jan 1828
TA236 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING COMMISSION 01 Jan 1944 23 Dec 1993
TA188 LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE 01 Feb 1945 31 Oct 2000
TA392 VALUATION BRANCH 01 Jan 1948 18 Sep 1998
TA1967 GEOSPATIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BRANCH (INC OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL) 01 Jan 1980
TA1984 STATE MARINE POLLUTION COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1987
TA1551 PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 01 Oct 1987
TA1555 OFFICE OF ANTARCTIC AFFAIRS 01 Dec 1989
TA1837 PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 02 Feb 1993
Previous Agencies:
TA909 DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION (2) 18 Aug 1983 03 Feb 1993
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
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
Subsequent Agencies:
TA926 DEPARTMENT OF PREMIER & CABINET 17 Jul 1989
TA916 DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE 07 Nov 1989
TA1542 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT 18 Sep 1998 05 Apr 2006
Series Created By Agency:
AB567  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE [3]. 01 Jan 1842 31 Jul 2002
AD920  REGISTER OF PROPERTY FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1994
AB786  NATIONAL ESTATE GRANTS PROGRAM FILES. 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1990
AC945  CONSERVATION AND PLANNING REPORTS 01 Jan 1995 31 Dec 1995