Tasmanian Council of Churches


Historic Buildings

Tasmanian Heritage Council

The Tasmanian Heritage Council is charged with looking after Tasmania's historic heritage. The Heritage Council seeks to do this by entering places on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.  The Heritage Council works with property owners, communities, developers and local government to celebrate Tasmania's rich and diverse historic heritage; and supports the sustainable use and development of these places so that they may be enjoyed by current and future generations. 

The Tasmanian Council of Churches is represented on the Heritage Council by one of our Anglican delegates, the Reverend Roger Hesketh. Mr Hesketh is appointed to the end of 2019.

Heritage Council Publications

The Heritage Council has prepared a series of Practice Notes to guide property owners in their handling of property of historical significance.  The Practice Notes can be found HERE.  Below are links to three Practice Notes and a heritage property owner's Fact Sheet that will be of interest to Member Churches of the TCC and the general public.

Tasmanian Heritage Council

St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Evandale, Tasmania.  Evandale is where the Tasmanian Council of Churches first met on 27 April 1946.

St Andrew's Uniting Church, Evandale.jpg

Also below is a link to the Heritage Council's Works Guidelines for Historic Heritage Places.

Download Disposing of Religious Properties and associated matters, November 2014.pdf (Size: 85.65 KB)

Download Stained Glass, November 2014.pdf (Size: 94.58 KB)

Download Cemeteries, November 2014.pdf (Size: 374.37 KB)

Download Heritage Property Owners Fact sheet.pdf (Size: 1.22 MB)

Download Works Guidelines for Historic Heritage Places_Nov2015.pdf (Size: 2.06 MB)

Guidance on Conservation Plans & Strategies

Western Australia's Heritage Council has informative guides on preparing conservation plans and stragegies.  They may be found HERE.

Guidance on Storage & Conservation of Historic Artefacts

The Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. It has a series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections which provides information on general conservation techniques.

This resource acts as a practical guideline. You are advised to always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern.