Ward 7 – heritage listed and appealed

AN appeal has been lodged over the Tasmanian Heritage Council’s July 24 decision to permanently list New Norfolk’s Ward 7 on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. The heritage listing covers both the building and its security wall.

The listing says, in part: “Ward 7 and the Ha-Ha Wall forms part of the vast hospital complex that included the former Royal Derwent Hospital site and the early 19th century Willow Court facility. Together these complexes have the longest continuous history of a mental institution within Australia, demonstrating the evolving philosophies on treatment and construction of mental institutions.”

A directions hearing on the decision to permanently enter Ward 7 and its wall onto the heritage register will be heard at the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal in Hobart on August 12. A developer has proposed demolishing the building and wall to make way for a housing subdivision.

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