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National Trust Preservation Fund
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1966
End Date:
31 Dec 1999
Established to purchase heritage buildings threatened with demolition. State Govt and HCC made equal annual contributions. High interest rates massively increased the trust fund and contributions ceased in 1986. The fund began making grants to private owners for preservation work on listed buildings. This function was transferred to the new Heritage Council in 1999 and the fund (c.$2.4M) was split betwen the Council and HCC (with a proviso that the latter use its share for heritage buildings).
Information Sources:
Barry C Fleming, former Secretary of the Trust, who deposited the records.
Legislation Creating:
Deed of Trust between Hobart City Council and the State Government 1966
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
National Trust Preservation Fund (Winding-Up) Act 1999