No Planning Approval Required Certificates – Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development and ongoing review of Government policy.

We are seeking your input on implementing a pathway for ‘No Planning Approval Required’ certificates.

To make this change, amendments will be required to regulatory documents issued under both the Building Act 2016 and the Occupational Licensing Act 2005. Under these Acts, the Director of Building Control and the Administrator of Occupational Licensing, respectively, are provided powers to make determinations regarding certain matters. The changes proposed are to the Director’s Determination – Certificates by Qualified Persons for an Assessable Item and the Administrator’s Determination – Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work).

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) have developed stakeholder consultation drafts of the above determinations, incorporating changes to allow persons to issue a ‘No Planning Approval Required’ certificate. To issue this new ‘certificate of an assessable item’, a person must also be licensed as a building services provider in the new category of ‘Planning Consultant’, as provided in the draft amendment to the Director’s Determination.

Download the No Planning Approval Required Consultation Info sheet (PDF, 252.7 KB)

Download the Consultation Draft: Director’s Determination – Certificates by Qualified Persons for an Assessable Item (PDF, 439.6 KB).

Download the Consultation Draft: Administrator’s Determination – Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) (PDF, 950.4 KB).

How to make a submission

All written submissions on the above draft Code of Practice must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021.

You can make your submission either online, by email or by post.

Submit online

All fields are required

your can upload only docx, doc or pdf and not larger than 10 MB

Important: By submitting your file, you agree to publish it on this website.


Email your submission to


Mail your submission to

Department of Justice
Office of the Secretary
GPO Box 825
Hobart TAS 7001

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and published on our website at Submissions will be published after the consultation period.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information or to ask any questions relating to the Options Paper, please contact: and include ‘Attention Policy & Strategic Projects – No Planning Approval Required’ as the email subject.

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.