Issuing of Planning Directive 5.1

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

The Minister for Planning and Local Government has issued Planning Directive No. 5.1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code (PDF, 237.6 KB) specifying an effective date of 1st September 2017.

The Commission’s report to the Minister on the draft Planning Directive (issued as Interim Planning Directive 1.1), dated August 2017, and other material relevant to the Commission’s assessment is available under this assessment on the iplan website.

The Planning Directive applies a modified Bushfire-Prone Areas Code in interim planning schemes. The Minister has given approval to the Commission to modify interim planning schemes to ensure they comply with the Planning Directive.

Contact: Tasmanian Planning Commission

Phone: (03) 6165 6828 or email