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Have your say on the Glamorgan Spring Bay draft LPS

13 December 2019: The Glamorgan Spring Bay draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is on public exhibition from Friday 13 December 2019 until Saturday 15 February 2020.


Have your say on the Burnie draft LPS

18 October 2019: The draft Burnie Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is on public exhibition from Monday 21 October 2019 until close of business Friday 20 December 2019.


Issuing of Interim Planning Directive No. 3

4 September 2019: The Minister issues Interim Planning Directive No. 3 – Permits for Temporary Housing


Revised Practice Note 9

28 June 2019: Practice Note 9 has been revised to provide further guidance on exhibition reporting requirements.


Have your say on the Central Coast draft LPS

11 June 2019: The draft Central Coast Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is on public exhibition from 11 June to 9 August 2019.


New Practice Note

9 April 2019: Practice Note 10 has been issued


Have your say on the Brighton draft LPS

6 April 2019: The draft Brighton Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is on public exhibition from 8 April to 11 June 2019.


Have your say on the Meander Valley draft LPS

20 October 2018: The Meander Valley draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is on public exhibition from 20 October to 21 December 2018.


Visitor Accommodation Planning Directive 6 modified

1 August 2018: The Minister has issued a minor modification to Visitor Accommodation Planning Directive 6.


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.


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

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


TPC launches new website

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


Wellington Park Management Plan hearing

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


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.