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Planning for People

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that a planning system should protect livability and the environment, and provide for...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Feb 2018

Historic Cultural Heritage Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Members of this place who have travelled to other parts of Australia will recognise that there is nowhere in this country that has such a wealth of built European heritage as Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Sep 2019

Heritage Register

Parliamentary Activity - Over the course of the past five years, your Government has cut resourcing to Heritage Tasmania and slashed by hundreds of properties the number listed on the Heritage Register.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 May 2019

Convict Heritage Site - Kings Meadow

Parliamentary Activity - An extraordinarily rich convict site has been uncovered at the site of a subdivision development at Kings Meadows in Launceston. A one-week investigation by Southern Archaeology confirmed a convict heritage site, described as highly...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Nov 2018

Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - I am sure we can all agree the establishment of this panel represents an important opportunity for healing and to improve outcomes for Tasmania's Aboriginal people.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Aug 2017

Planning Provisions Threaten Tasmania's Unique Values

Media Release - The Liberals’ Statewide Planning Provisions are made by developers, for developers.  Their implementation will mean Tasmania risks losing the very values that make it so appealing in the first place.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Feb 2017

Heritage Register Removals Have Developers Popping the Champagne

Media Release - The removal of 514 properties from the Tasmanian Heritage Register will weaken heritage protections and fundamentally alter the look, feel and fabric of our towns and cities over time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Nov 2016

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Media Release - Twenty community and environment groups are organising a public meeting on Tuesday in Hobart Town Hall, because of their significant concerns about changes to planning in the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Nov 2016

Heritage Code A Pandora's Box Full Of Lawyers

Media Release - A unanimous theme was voiced by people making representations at today's Tasmanian Planning Commission hearings about the Heritage Code.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Sep 2016

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that the Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Hobart Heritage Dump

Media Release - More than 50 of Hobart's properties were listed for removal from the Heritage Register in the latest swathe announced in the public notices of the Mercury. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Dec 2015

Hobart Heritage Hit List to be Revealed

Media Release - The people of Hobart will wake up to the initial list of properties to be removed from the Heritage Register tomorrow morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Dec 2015

Barnett Appointment Purely Political

Media Release - In GBE Estimates today, Heritage Minister Matthew Groom was unable to point to any experience the new Chair of the Maria Island Working Group has in natural or cultural management and unable to deny that installing Liberal Lyons MP, Guy...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Dec 2015

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment and Heritage spokespersonSenator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.Heritage is a key...

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Jul 2015

Groom Needs to Halt Heritage Register Cuts

Media Release - Minister Groom once more tried to deny his plan to axe one third of the Heritage Register is coming apart at the seams in Question Time today.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Jun 2015

Heritage Register "Integrity Project" in Disarray

Media Release - Heritage Minister Groom's plan to cut one third of properties from the Heritage Register has hit hurdle after hurdle, culminating today in the resignation of the manager of his 'Integrity Project'.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Jun 2015

Heritage Buildings to be Unregistered

Media Release - In Parliament today, Heritage Minister, Matthew Groom MP, finally came out of hiding on his plans to remove a third of the properties from Tasmania's Heritage Register this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Apr 2015