News

Issue of revised Guideline and Practice Note 9

19 June 2018: Guideline No. 1 has been revised to reflect recent amendments to the SPPs and Practice Note 9 has been issued.


Visitor Accommodation Report released

7 June 2018: Report on draft Planning Directive No. 6 – Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation in Planning Schemes released.


Minister makes minor amendments to the SPPs

19 April 2018: The Minister has made amendments to the SPPs, not requiring public exhibition.


Revised Guideline and Practice Notes

5 October 2017: Guideline No. 1 and Practice Notes 6, 7 and 8 have been revised to reflect changes to the transitional requirements for LPSs in the Act.


Draft Visitor Accommodation Planning Directive No.6

4 October 2017: Re-advertised notice of intention to undertake assessment and extend period to receive written representation or submission.


Revised Practice Notes 1 and 3

28 September 2017: Practice Notes revised to reinforce the requirements of section 30O of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.


iplan update

28 September 2017: Changes to iplan as a result of the Planning and Building Portal (PABP) project (formerly known as iplan stage 2).


Changes to how the Commission manages representations

15 September 2017: The Commission will no longer redact representors’ contact details from representations published on iplan.


Issuing of Planning Directive 5.1

23 August 2017: The Minister issues Planning Directive 5.1 - Bushfire-Prone Areas Code.


Have your say on Visitor Accommodation

11 August 2017: Draft Planning Directive No. 6 on Visitor Accommodation is being exhibited until 11 September 2017.


Visitor Accommodation Planning Directive

1 July 2017: The Minister has issued an interim planning directive for some types of Visitor Accommodation.


Guidance for drafting LPSs

5 May 2017: The Commission has issued a Guideline and released four Practice Notes to assist in the preparation of draft LPSs.


Minister makes the SPPs

22 February 2017: The SPPs as made by the Minister are now available from the Planning Policy Unit


Modified Bushfire-Prone Areas Code

22 February 2017: The Minister has issued a modified Bushfire-Prone Areas Code.


Availability of the draft SPP report

14 December 2016: Release of the draft SPP report will coincide with the making of the SPPs.


Report on draft SPPs

9 December 2016: The Commission has forwarded its report on the draft SPPs to the Minister for Planning and Local Government.


Hearings for Codes in Draft SPPs

27 July 2016: Hearings for the draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) Codes are underway.


Draft Tas Wilderness WHA Management Plan Report

13 July 2016: The Commission has finalised a review of the report on the Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2014.


Hearing program for the draft SPPs

4 July 2016: The hearing program for the draft State Planning Provisions (SPP) is now available on this website.


Draft State Planning Provisions Hearing Dates

15 June 2016: Hobart, Burnie and Launceston hearing dates confirmed.


Draft State Planning Provisions Hearings

24 May 2016: Draft State Planning Provisions hearing dates to be confirmed.


Report on the Draft Tasmanian Wilderness WHA Management Plan

15 April 2016: The Commission has commenced a review of the report on the Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan 2014


Have your say on the Bushfire-Prone Areas Code

8 April 2016: The Interim Planning Directive No.1 - Bushfire-Prone Areas Code is being exhibited for public comment until 19 May 2016.


Have your say on the draft State Planning Provisions

12 March 2016: The draft State Planning Provisions are being exhibited for public comment from 15 March to 18 May 2016


New Practice Notes

10 March 2016: Introduction of Practice Notes to replace Planning Advisory Notes


New Bushfire-Prone Areas Code

23 February 2016: Interim Planning Directive No.1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code came into effect on 23 February 2016.


Modifications to Planning Directive No. 1

17 February 2016: Minor modifications to PD1 come into effect on 17 February 2016.


Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy

18 December 2015: The Minister declares a revision of the Northern Regional Land Use Strategy.


Tasmanian Planning Scheme Legislation

17 December 2015: Amending legislation came into effect on 17 December 2015.


New Derwent Valley scheme declared

25 November 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared a new planning scheme for the Derwent Valley municipal area.


New Central Highlands scheme declared

28 October 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared a new planning scheme for the Central Highlands municipal area.


Tasmanian Planning Scheme legislation introduced

24 September 2015: Amending legislation tabled in lower house of Parliament.


Two more schemes declared for the Southern region

26 August 2015: The Minister declares new planning schemes for Huon Valley and Southern Midlands.


New Tasman scheme declared

12 August 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared a new planning scheme for the Tasman municipal area.


Cradle Coast IPS assessment update

05 August 2015: First draft Panel report is now available.


New Sorell scheme declared

05 August 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared a new planning scheme for the Sorell municipal area.


New Glamorgan Spring Bay scheme declared

29 July 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared a new planning scheme for the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipal area.


Three more schemes declared for the Southern region

01 July 2015: The Minister declares new planning schemes for Glenorchy, Kingborough and Clarence.


Review of Wellington Park Trust Report

01 July 2015: The Commission has released its report on the Trust's amending plan for the Pinnacle Specific Area.


Tasmanian Planning Scheme legislation consultation

29 June 2015: The bill to implement a single planning scheme has been released for feedback.


New Hobart and Brighton schemes declared

13 May 2015: The Minister for Planning and Local Government has declared new planning schemes for the Hobart and Brighton municipal areas.


Legislative amendments create digital planning system

01 April 2015: Amendments to the planning legislation which formally establish Tasmania's digital planning system commenced today.


New Launceston planning scheme commences

29 April 2015: The new Launceston interim planning scheme has come into effect.


Legislative Amendments

01 January 2015: Amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 became effective.


Northern Region Interim Planning Schemes

25 November 2014: Information and documents relating to the Commission’s assessment of the Northern Region’s interim planning schemes are available.


Wellington Park Management Plan

19 November 2014: Details of the draft amendment to extend the Pinnacle Specific Area zone are available.


New planning scheme for Launceston

01 April 2015: Following an extensive hearing process, the new Launceston interim planning scheme to commence 29 April 2015.


Wellington Park Management Plan hearing

13 February 2015: The Commission has decided to hold a hearing on the representations received.


TPC launches new website

18 November 2014: The Tasmanian Planning Commission launches its new look website.


Cradle Coast Interim Planning Schemes

14 October 2014: Information and documents relating to the Commission’s assessment of the Cradle Coast interim planning schemes are available.


Modified Planning Directive 4.1 issued

18 June 2014: Minister issues modified Planning Directive 4.1.


Modified Planning Directive 1 released

8 January 2014: The modified Planning Directive No. 1 - The Format and Structure of Planning Schemes comes into effect.


Minister issues Planning Directive No. 4.1

28 February 2014: Planning Directive No. 4.1 – Standards for Residential Development in the General Residential Zone comes into effect.