Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1542
Title: DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
Start Date: 18 Sep 1998
End Date: 05 Apr 2006
Description:

The major functions of the Department were protection of the environment of the State, management of the Crown Estate and the State's National Parks, Reserves and wildlife resources. Staff also maintained survey records and provided search facilities, conducted scientific studies, planned land use, advised on land use policy, preserved and protected sites of significance to the aboriginal and European heritage of Tasmania, provided a valuation and real estate advisory service, registered land transactions, and developed, reviewed and administered legislation relating to plant and animal health and quality standards.

The Department was created on 18 September 1998 by amalgamating the Department of Environment and Land Management with the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and the Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratory from the Department of Community and Health Services. The idea of consolidating all government laboratories overlooked significant operational differences and planning commenced almost immediately to return control of the forensic laboratory to the Department of Health and Human Services. The Parks and Wildlife Service was removed from the Department's control in August 2002 to the Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts. The Environment Division was amalgamated with the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment on 5 April 2006.

Information Sources:

State Service (Restructuring) Order 2006 (SR 2006 No 21)

Legislation Administered:

Statutory Rules 1998 Number 124, pages 1321-1326.

Legislation Creating:

Statutory Rules 1998, Number 122.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

State Service (Restructuring) Order 2006 (SR 2006 No 21)

Functions Performed:
8 ENVIRONMENT [1]
15 PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [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
TA1610 VETERINARY BOARD OF TASMANIA 24 Dec 1918
TA350 EGG MARKETING BOARD 01 Jan 1948 25 Jun 2003
TA733 TASMANIAN GRAIN ELEVATORS BOARD 01 Jan 1950
TA164 RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION 01 Nov 1957 01 Jul 2011
TA1096 TASMANIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY AUTHORITY 01 Jan 1977
TA1982 FRUIT CROP INSURANCE COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1982 31 Dec 1999
TA1984 STATE MARINE POLLUTION COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1987
TA1551 PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY 01 Oct 1987
TA1097 OFFICE OF ENERGY PLANNING AND CONSERVATION 01 Sep 1992
TA1106 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING APPEAL TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 1993
TA1986 ANIMAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1993
TA1993 ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1993
TA1837 PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 02 Feb 1993
TA1985 ABALONE FISHERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1995
TA1987 COMMUNITY REVIEW COMMITTEE (THREATENED SPECIES) 01 Jan 1995
TA1989 CRUSTACEAN FISHERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1995
TA1990 RECREATIONAL FISHERIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1995
TA1991 SCALEFISH FISHERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1995
TA1992 SCALLOP FISHERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1995
TA1995 SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE (THREATENED SPECIES) 01 Jan 1995
TA1996 BOARD OF ADVICE AND REFERENCE 01 Jan 1995
TA1975 MARINE FARMING PLANNING REVIEW PANEL 15 Sep 1995
TA1945 AGRICULTURAL, SILVICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICALS COUNCIL 08 Dec 1995
TA1583 RESOURCE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 01 Jan 1998 01 Sep 2009
TA1616 INFORMATION AND LAND SERVICES DIVISION 18 Sep 1998
TA1983 BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (FRUIT AND NUT INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT) 01 Jan 1999
TA1994 SAVAGE RIVER REHABILITATION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1999
TA1981 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION 27 Oct 1999
TA1740 INLAND FISHERIES SERVICE 01 Jan 2000
TA1988 CONSERVATION COMPENSATION COMMITTEE 01 Jan 2002
TA1977 TASMANIAN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL 14 Nov 2002
TA1979 NORTHERN TASMANIAN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGIONAL COMMITTEE 14 Nov 2002
TA1980 SOUTHERN TASMANIAN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGIONAL COMMITTEE 14 Nov 2002
Previous Agencies:
TA350 EGG MARKETING BOARD 01 Jan 1948 25 Jun 2003
TA1018 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT 02 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1095 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1012 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1644 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, PARKS, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS 01 Aug 2002 05 Apr 2006
TA1710 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES & WATER 05 Apr 2006 30 Jun 2009
Related Agencies:
TA1733 SERVICE TASMANIA 02 Jan 1998
Series Created By Agency:
AB567  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE [3]. 01 Jan 1842 31 Jul 2002
AB786  NATIONAL ESTATE GRANTS PROGRAM FILES. 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1990