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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1837
Title: PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Start Date: 02 Feb 1993
End Date:
Description:

On 3 February 1993, the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage amalgamated with the Department of Environment and Land Management (DELM). The Parks and Wildlife Service became a division within DELM.

Following the election of a Labor Government in September 1998, the Department of Environment and Land Management (of which the Parks and Wildlife Sevice was a division) amalgamated with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries and the Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratories (GAFL) to become the Department of Primary industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE).

Subsequently, the Parks and Wildlife Service was divided into two separate divisions. The Resource Management and Conservation Division managed and conserved Tasmania's natural and cultural resources including: land; flora; fauna; geoheritage; and historic and Aboriginal sites. The Parks and Wildlife Service was the division responsible for the management of Tasmania's parks, reserves and World Heritage Areas, including the delivery of interpretation services and Crown land administration.

Following the 2002 State elections, the Parks and Wildlife Service was separated from the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment and placed within the Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DTPHA), while the Resource Management and Conservation Division remained with the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.

In early 2008 the Parks and Wildlife Service became a unit within the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA). In 2009 DEPHA in turn was closed and the Service became a unit within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

Information Sources:

Parks and Wildlife Service website

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

administrative action

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
8 ENVIRONMENT [1]
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
19 TOURISM [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA1018 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT 02 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1542 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT 18 Sep 1998 05 Apr 2006
TA1644 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, PARKS, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS 01 Aug 2002 05 Apr 2006
TA1708 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, ARTS & THE ENVIRONMENT 05 Apr 2006 11 Feb 2008
TA1752 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, PARKS, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS 12 Feb 2008 30 Jun 2009
TA1807 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, PARKS, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT 01 Jul 2009
Previous Agencies:
TA913 DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, WILDLIFE AND HERITAGE 17 Jul 1989 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