New Place Names Legislation
Development of a proposed new Place Names Bill, with a view to modernising the administrative processes of official place naming, is underway.
The draft Bill is now available to the stakeholder community for review and consultation. The draft Bill has being drafted in accordance with the final Stakeholder and Community Consultation Report which was developed from two previous rounds of stakeholder consultation, intending to provide for contemporary administration of place naming. The new Bill will be accompanied by the Tasmanian Place Naming Guidelines, which modernise the processes for the proposal, consultation and advertising of place names. The Guidelines will reference the recently revised Aboriginal and Dual Names Policy.
The period for consultation closes on the 3 September 2019.
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