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.
This is how the first batch in Launceston, which includes entire historic streetscapes, are being scrapped from the Register.
In the 2014/15 State Budget, Minister Groom set aside one third of the Heritage Register for removal. We are now seeing the slow unveiling of exactly what that will mean, and for whom.
We can expect many more removals in Minister Groom’s plagued Heritage ‘Integrity Project’, with its arbitrary target of removing a third of the properties from the Register.
The fact the Minister is requiring the Register to be reduced by a third means important properties will be delisted, not because they lack heritage values, but because the Minister has set an arbitrary target
North Hobart and New Town houses are some of the most elegant and understated heritage buildings in Hobart, many of which are set to lose their heritage protections.
Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Heritage spokesperson