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Cultural heritage planning : a new perspective


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Waight, S 1998 , 'Cultural heritage planning : a new perspective', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Local government plays a vital role in the conservation of cultural
heritage. At one level it has a strategic planning role to develop
cultural heritage policy to guide local area responses to heritage
issues. It has an educative role to generate activities and programs to
promote a greater understanding of cultural heritage. It also has the
protective powers of statutory regulations; planning schemes and
Whereas in principle, planning schemes provide the best opportunity
for front line defence against poor cultural heritage practices, the
reality is that they do not always provide an adequate level of
protection. Some Tasmanian planning schemes have comprehensive
provisions and current heritage lists, others are poorly drafted and
vague, while some contain no cultural heritage provisions
In recent years, state legislation has strengthened the role of local
government to protect cultural heritage places through the
introduction of the Resource !'1:1nagement and Planning System
(RMPS) in 1993 and the proclamation of the Historic Culturnl Heritage
Act 1995 (HCHA) in February 1997. However, it has also introduced
additional and complex administrative procedures. Consequently,
local government does not always have the best mechanisms for
effective cultural heritage planning.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Waight, S
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