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Planning amendments bill

The Government is seeking your feedback on several amendments that will help plan for Tasmania’s future land use needs.

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017 introduces several updates to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, including:

  • establishing the mechanism to create Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) that will provide strategic direction on land use planning;
  • ensuring that the TPPs are consistent with state policies;
  • ensuring regional land use strategies are in line with the TPPs; and
  • ensuring planning controls – both the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedules – are consistent with the TPPs.

Feedback from local government and other stakeholders has indicated that these amendments will address widely recognised gaps in the current planning system.

Now we’re asking you to have your say on the amendments.

Download the draft Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017 (pdf, 378.6 KB)

Additional documents

We have provided these examples only to aid in your review of the draft bill. They are not intended for consultation at this time.

Comment period

Please send your comments on the draft bill to the Department of Justice by Monday, 15 May 2017. Email submissions are preferred.

If you wish your submission to be treated as confidential please clearly mark it as ‘confidential’.

Email

planning.unit@justice.tas.gov.au

Mail

Department of Justice
Office of Strategic Legislation and Policy
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001