Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Heritage spokesperson
The people of Hobart will wake up to the initial list of properties to be removed from the Heritage Register tomorrow morning.
We Hobartians are very proud of our built heritage and many residents in heritage properties will awake to find their property is no longer regarded as of high heritage significance.
Whole streetscapes in Launceston are being removed and we wait to hear what Minister Groom is planning for his own heritage-rich electorate.
This is a deeply flawed project that has both upset heritage property owners while some developers are rubbing their hands in glee.
The entire process is compromising heritage values in Tasmania.
This has never been about protection of heritage and the integrity of the Register, confirmed by the resignation of the project manager, who penned a blistering public message to the government on his departure.
On his resignation, Mr Scott cited 'personal and political interference' in the governance of Heritage Tasmania and called for the so-called 'Integrity Project' to be terminated.
It's obvious this is a compromised project, based on politics and numbers, not heritage values. Minister Groom should call it to a halt.