You will need this approval if you intend to undertake works on properties listed in the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Works include, but are not limited to:
- any development, such as construction, exterior alteration or exterior decoration of a building
- any physical intervention, excavation or action which may result in a change to the nature or appearance of the fabric of a place
- any change to the natural or existing condition or topography of land
- any removal of vegetation or topsoil.
To gain approval to conduct works, you must either have a certificate of exemption or a permit. A certificate of exemption will be issued if the works do not impact on the property's heritage value. If you do not obtain a certificate of exemption, you must apply to your local council for a permit. Your local council will forward the permit application to the Heritage Council.