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Additions to the register of the National Estate



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P A R L I A M E N T O F A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

P.O. BOX 1206, BOORAGOON, W .A. 6154 SUITE 8, GATEWAY MELVILLE CITY CENTRE BOORAGOON T E L (09) 364 5554

PETER S H A C K . M .P. FEDERAL MEMBER FOR TANGNEY M E D I A R E L E A S E .

SHADOW MINISTER FOR e m p l o y m e n t , 9 T H MARCH, 1988. T19/88

TRAINING AND YOUTH AFFAIRS *

ADDITIONS TO THE REGISTER OF THE NATIONAL ESTATE.

Tangney residents should be aware of important legislation affecting additions to the register of the National Estate recently been placed before the Senate by the Liberal Party, Tangney's Federal M.P., Peter Shack, said this week.

"A private members Bill to amend the Australian Heritage Commission Act, 1975 has been put forward by Senator Shirley Walters to overcome the problems which some people have experienced as a result of their private property being added

to the register," Mr Shack said.

"This amendment bill is designed to protect the interests of the owners of private property by means of legally obliging the Australian Heritage Commission to advise people when their property is being considered for inclusion on the register.

"At the present time, the Commission only has an obligation to advertise proposed listings in the Commonwealth Gazette, a local newspaper and a newspaper circulating in the State or Territory in which the property is located.

"This means that it is very much a matter of chance that property owners will see such notices and be able to lodge objections to the listing within the prescribed period of time.

"There have been many recorded instances of properties being listed without their owners being aware of the fact, and in some cases the listing has occurred for quite incorrect or inappropriate reasons.

"This is obviously a matter of grave incovenience and concern for the listing of a property severely restricts its owner's freedom to make alterations or improvements, or to dispose of it.

"Tangney residents who would like to see a copy of this amendment bill, and make comment upon it, should feel free to call me on 364 5554," Mr Shack said.

Further information: Delys Newman (364 5554).

COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY C. I. s.