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Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Energy
Agency Number:
Start Date:
18 Feb 1992
End Date:
03 Feb 1993
Provide expert advice, reports and policy recommendations to Government. Develop, review and administer legislation relating to plant and animal health and quality standards. Implement Government policy relating to living marine resources. Manage, control, regulate and protect sea fisheries, salmon fisheries and fisheries inland waters. Conduct scientific research, market research and consumer education. Provide extension services, economic information and marketing advisory services and veterinary practitioners. License and control commercial fish farms, eel fishing, whitebait fishing, and the importation of fish into Tasmania. Assess groundwater resources. Establish and maintain water supply, irrigation, drainage and river improvement schemes. License and inspect the taking of water from streams and lakes and the construction of farm dams. Assist and advise drainage trusts. Examine proposed municipal water, sewerage and drainage works. Measure stream flows and flood levels. Provide statistics. Investigate the availability of water for future use. Implement the flouridation of water supplies. Superintend the bulk supply of water to cities and municipalities in the Hobart region. On 18 February 1992, folowing the change of government, the Department of Primary Industry (eccept for the Inland Fisheries Commission) was amalgamated with the Water resources and Energy resources Divisions of the former Department of Resources and Energy.
Legislation Administered:
Apiaries Act 1978, Apple and Pear Industry Act 1982, Apple and Pear Industry (Miscellaneous Acts Repeal) Act 1982, Biological Control Act 1986, Clyde Water Act 1898, Cressy-Longford Irrigation Act 1969, Cressy-Longford Irrigation Water Act 1972, Dairy Produce Act 1932, Fertilizers Act 1950, Fisheries Act 1959 (except in so far as it relates to inland fisheries), Fisheries Development Act (Repeal) Act 1985, Fruit and Vegetables Act 1953, Grain Reserve Act 1950, Groundwater Act 1985, Hobart Regional Water Act 1984, Irrigation Clauses Act 1973, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Conservation Act 1901, Meat Hygiene Act 1985, Mount Cameron Water-race Act 1926, North Esk Regional Water Act 1960, North-West Regional Water Act 1987, Noxious Weeds Act 1964, Pesticides Act 1968, Plant Diseases Act 1930, Potato Industry Act (Repeal) Act 1982, Ringarooma and cascade Water System (Agreement) Act (Repeal) Act 1987, Rossarden Water Act 1954, Salt-Water Salmonid Culture Act 1985, Seeds Act 1985, Sewers and Drains Act 1954, Soft Fruit Industry Act (Repeal) Act 1986, Stanley Cool Stores Act 1945, Stock Act 1932, Stock (Brands and Movement) Act 1984, Straits Islands Abbattoirs Act (Repeal) Act 1984, Tasmanian Beef Industry (Research and Development) Trust Act 1990, Thomas Owen & Co (Australia) Limited Act 1948, Vermin Destruction Act 1950, Veterinary Medicines Act 1987, Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987, Water Act 1957, Waterworks Clauses Act 19552, West Tamar Water Act 1985, Wheat Quotas Act 1969. The Egg Marketing Board administers the Egg Industry Act 1988 and the Tasmanian Dairy industry Authority administers the Dairy Industry Act 1976 and the Herd Improvement Act 1977.
Legislation Creating:
Statutory Rule 1992 No.21
Previous Agencies:
Department of Primary Industry (TA903)17 Jul 198918 Feb 1992

Department of Resources and Energy (TA919)17 Jul 198918 Feb 1992
Hydro-Electric Commission (TA314)01 Jan 193030 Jun 1998
Subsequent Agencies:
Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (TA1095)03 Feb 199318 Sep 1998