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

Amendments can be made to either the written part of the planning scheme, the zoning maps or overlays.

A request for an amendment is first made to the local council, acting as planning authority. A council may also initiate its own amendment. If the council supports or initiates the amendment, the amendment 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 to assist in determining whether or not to approve it.

See flowchart for the amendment of planning schemes approval process (PDF, 402.5 KB)

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