Information for the public

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has powers under the Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997 to hold hearings.

While the majority of the Commission’s hearings are associated with planning schemes and planning scheme amendments, hearings may also be held for other purposes, such as management plan reviews, when assessing major development proposals or inquiries into the future use of public land.

Hearings enable the Commission to gather additional relevant information about the matter under consideration in an open and fair manner.

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to find out more about how to make an effective representation and what happens at a Commission hearing.