FOR COMPRHENSIVE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
FOR TASMANIA AND ITS LOCALES
Quantify the many values of heritage to facilitate economic, settlement, industrial etc decision making.
Motivational, lifestyle, tourism, cultural character, uniqueness etc qualities - what can they sustain?
Principles in broad state planning may do well with rule of thumb application of the Kerr conservation plan and Burra
Charter. A conservation plan for each identifiable heritage element. An element may be a building, a convict road, a
natural view or feature, settlement pattern, township locale, an island etc.
The following may be some basis for identification of elements and their analysis.
The original natural heritage of Tasmanian land, air and waters. Clean, green and somewhat trampled. A conservation
plan to value it's icons and well-being provisions interspersed throughout the state. The granite outcrops at Bicheno for
example. Ecosystems, beauty, tourism, recreation. Living with a priceless asset. A plan here may well have very
significant ramifications on state settlement planning.
Respect and reconcile applying conservation principles integrally and specifically within the state
3. COLONIAL SETTLEMENT
Relate state development and locale development to the colonial story. A plan calling for sensitivity in highway design,
simple local heritage items etc.
4. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY AND OPPORTUNITY
Every inch of the state covered by plan. A strategy here may well have very significant ramifications on state settlement
5. DISTINCTIVE LOCALES
National Parks, 'the wheat bowl of Australia', townships, Port Arthur etc may all be put under individual conservation
plans, even if pragmatic rudimentary plans.
6. SUBURBAN OVERLAY
So much is lost under suburbs. Plan to infuse heritage in subdivision planning. Cultural or natural. A rock outcrop
which may be insignificant in broad terms becomes significant if it is the best heritage link available to a residential or
7. ECONOMIC PRIORITIES
Quantified evaluations for sensible flexible conservation plans. Plan to suit modern development and use interface.
8. A CHARACTER PLAN FOR THE STATE
A whole of state conservation plan as a basis for a whole of state character plan as a basis for a whole of state settlement
and industrial plan. "Island City" or Hobart and Launceston swallowing the lot….who cares; let's just lay down a plan.
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