Interim and other planning schemes

Interim planning schemes were introduced across the state during 2013-2015.  There are also two other planning schemes in Tasmania approved under earlier legislation, the Flinders Island Planning Scheme 2000 and the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997.

These planning schemes are progressively being replaced by the Tasmanian Planning Scheme as a Local Provisions Schedule is approved in each municipal area.

To find the planning scheme applying in your area go to the iplan website

Amendments to interim and other planning schemes with a combined permit

Amendments can be made to either the written part of the planning scheme, the zoning maps or overlays. Amendments can also include a combined planning permit. An example of the latter is an amendment to zoning, together with an application for a development allowed under the new zoning.

A request for a combined permit and amendment is first made to the local council, acting as planning authority. If the council supports or initiates the combined permit and amendment, it must be placed on public exhibition and any person may make a submission to the council, called a representation.  After the council has considered the representations, it must report to the Commission.

The Commission usually holds a hearing into representations, providing an opportunity for the Commission to gain a better understanding about the amendment and draft permit before determining whether or not to approve the amendment and confirm or otherwise the draft permit.

See flowchart for the combined permit and amendment of a planning scheme approval process (PDF, 526.7 KB)

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