Architects Regulations 2008
I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council and upon the recommendation of the Board of Architects of Tasmania, make the following regulations under the Architects Act 1929 .24 November 2008
PETER G. UNDERWOOD
By His Excellency's Command,
G. L. STURGES
Minister for Infrastructure Acting for and on Behalf of the Minister for Planning and Workplace Relations
These regulations may be cited as the Architects Regulations 2008 .
These regulations take effect on 1 January 2009.
In these regulations Act means the Architects Act 1929 ;chairperson means the chairperson of the Board;committee means a committee referred to regulation 29 ;council means the council of the Institute;election means an election referred to in regulation 4 or regulation 5 ;election day means a day appointed under regulation 4 or regulation 5 ;manager means the manager of the council;nominee means a person nominated for election under regulation 7 ;vote-counting meeting means a meeting under regulation 15(1)(a) .
An election for the purposes of section 4(1)(c) of the Act is to be held
An election for the purposes of section 4(5) of the Act is to be held
The manager, at least 14 days before election day, is to deliver or send to each member of the council
(1) A member of the council may nominate up to 2 practising architects for election to the Board by
The council is to hold a meeting to deal with nominations (referred to in this Part as the "nominations meeting").
(1) This regulation applies if the number of nominees for an election is equal to or less than the number of vacancies.(2) The council, by resolution at the nominations meeting, is to declare any nominee or nominees elected.(3) Subject to subregulation (2) , the council, by resolution at the nominations meeting, is to elect the required number of persons to fill any vacancies.(4) The council is to elect only those persons who consent to be elected.(5) The council is to cause notice of the making of the declaration or election to be published in the Gazette.
An election after the nominations meeting is to be held if the number of nominees is greater than the number of vacancies.
(1) Within 7 days before election day, the manager is to deliver or send to every member of the council (2) A ballot paper is to be (a) in accordance with Form 3 ; and
A member of the council may vote at an election by
(1) The ballot for an election closes at 4 pm on election day.(2) The manager is to reject a ballot paper received after that time.
On receipt of the ballot papers, the manager is to
(1) As soon as practicable after the close of the ballot, the council is to
A ballot paper is informal if (a) it is not signed as specified in regulation 11(2)(b) ; or(b) it has no vote indicated on it; or(c) fewer or more than 2 names are left on the ballot paper without being struck out; or
Any nominee may nominate a scrutineer to be present at the vote-counting meeting.
If 2 or more nominees have received an equal number of votes, the council is to determine by lot which of the nominees is elected.
(1) The council, by resolution at the vote-counting meeting, is to declare the result of the election.(2) The council is to cause notice of the making of the declaration to be published in the Gazette.
An election is not invalid because a member of the council
(1) The first meeting of the Board in any year is to be held at a time and place determined by the Board.(2) Any subsequent meeting of the Board in that year is to be held at a time and place determined by the chairperson.(3) Meetings of the Board or a committee are to be conducted in accordance with this Part.
(1) The chairperson for any year is to be elected at the first meeting of the Board in that year.(2) The chairperson is to preside at all meetings of the Board.(3) In the absence of the chairperson from any meeting or part of any meeting of the Board, the other members present are to choose one of their number to preside at that meeting or for part of that meeting.(4) Any member presiding at a meeting of the Board has, and may exercise, all the powers and authorities of the chairperson.
(1) A notice convening a meeting of the Board or a committee is to be (2) A notice under subregulation (1) may be delivered or sent to a member by
(1) A member present at a meeting of the Board is eligible to vote at that meeting.(2) A question arising at a meeting of the Board is to be decided by (3) If a member abstains from a vote, a vote in the negative is attributed to that member.(4) If there are equal votes on any question, the chairperson has a casting vote.(5) The chairperson has a deliberative vote.
(1) The chairperson may adjourn a meeting of the Board.
The Registrar is to call a special meeting of the Board if requested to do so by
The Board is to ensure that accurate minutes of proceedings at meetings of the Board and its committees are kept by the Registrar.
An act done or authorised to be done, or resolution passed, by or at a meeting of the Board may not be rescinded or amended at a subsequent meeting of the Board unless
(1) The Board, by resolution, may (2) The chairperson is to preside at any meeting of a committee.
A document issued by the Board under the Act or these regulations has the authority of the Board if it is signed by
(1) The Registrar is to undertake any duties the Board directs.
The Registrar is to keep the register of architects at the office of the Board.
(1) The Registrar is to pay money received by the Board or the Registrar into the funds of the Board within 7 days after the money is received.(2) For the purposes of section 23 of the Act, the Registrar is to prepare and present to the Board at the end of each year a statement showing the receipts and disbursements of the Board during that year.
(1) An application under section 14(1) of the Act is to be (a) in accordance with Form 4 ; and(2) The Board may require an applicant to (3) In this regulation practice examination means the architectural practice examination set by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.
A certificate of registration under section 15 of the Act is to be (a) in accordance with Form 5 ; and(b) only issued on the payment by the applicant for registration of a fee of 10 fee units.
For section 11 of the Act, the prescribed registration fee is 45 fee units.
(1) The Board, by notice in writing, may require a person whose name is removed from the register under the Act to return his or her certificate of registration to the Board.(2) A person referred to in subregulation (1) , or the executor, administrator or trustee of that person, is to return the certificate of registration to the Board within 14 days after receiving the notice referred to in subregulation (1) .
A person who, immediately before the day on which these regulations take effect, was a member of the Board under the Architects Regulations 1997 continues on and from that day to be a member of the Board until the member's term of office expires.
Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.
Notified in the Gazette on 3 December 2008
These regulations are administered in the Department of Justice.