The Tasmanian Planning Scheme and Local Provisions Schedules

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme consists of State Planning Provisions (SPPs) and a Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) for each municipal area. The SPPs contain a set of 23 zones and 16 codes making up a suite of development controls that can be applied by local councils.  There are to be 29 LPSs across Tasmania.

The Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs) apply the State Planning Provisions to local areas.

Further information about the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is available on the Tasmanian Planning Reform website.

Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) approval process

A local council acting as a planning authority, or the Commission if directed by the Minister, may prepare a draft Local Provisions Schedule.  The Commission assesses the draft LPS and, if it meets the requirements of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, directs the planning authority to exhibit it.

Any person can make a submission, called a representation, during the exhibition period.  The planning authority prepares a report into representations and submits it to the Commission.   The Commission considers issues raised in the representations and holds a hearing before deciding whether to approve, with the agreement of the Minister, the LPS.

The Commission has released a guideline (PDF, 463.1 KB) and a series of Practice Notes to help councils draft LPSs

See flowchart for the Draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) approval process (PDF, 169.9 KB)

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