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Agency:
Parks and Wildlife Service
Agency Number:
Start Date:
02 Feb 1993
Description:
On 3 February 1993, the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage amalgamated with the Department of Environment and Land Management (DELM). The Parks and Wildlife Service became a division within DELM.

Following the election of a Labor Government in September 1998, the Department of Environment and Land Management (of which the Parks and Wildlife Sevice was a division) amalgamated with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries and the Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratories (GAFL) to become the Department of Primary industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE).

Subsequently, the Parks and Wildlife Service was divided into two separate divisions. The Resource Management and Conservation Division managed and conserved Tasmania's natural and cultural resources including: land; flora; fauna; geoheritage; and historic and Aboriginal sites. The Parks and Wildlife Service was the division responsible for the management of Tasmania's parks, reserves and World Heritage Areas, including the delivery of interpretation services and Crown land administration.

Following the 2002 State elections, the Parks and Wildlife Service was separated from the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment and placed within the Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DTPHA), while the Resource Management and Conservation Division remained with the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.

In early 2008 the Parks and Wildlife Service became a unit within the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA). In 2009 DEPHA in turn was closed and the Service became a unit within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Information Sources:
Parks and Wildlife Service website
Legislation Creating:
administrative action
Previous Agencies:
Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage (TA913)17 Jul 198902 Feb 1993
Series Created By Agency:
AB567 General Correspondence [3].01 Jan 184231 Jul 2002

AA622 Logbooks of Huts on Walking Tracks.01 Jan 194031 Dec 2002

AF52 Macquarie Island Field Notes07 Dec 197310 Mar 1997