No Planning Approval Required Certificates - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the possible implementation of options to allow private planning consultants to provide statements or certificates that no planning approval is required.

Initial consultation with the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) proposed that the Director of Building Control consider issuing a Determination under the Building Act 2016 which would allow private planning consultants to issue ‘No Planning Approval Required’ Certificates.

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) have developed an options paper to further explore the possible options to facilitate the opportunity for change:

Download the Options Paper: Options Paper: No Planning Approval Required Certificates (PDF, 342.8 KB)

The comment period for this consultation is now closed.

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be 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 & Projects – No Planning Approval Required’ in 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 In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.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information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.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.


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