State Planning Provisions

The Tasmanian Parliament enacted amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act) in December 2015, that provide for a single planning scheme for Tasmania, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme consists of State Planning Provisions (SPPs) and Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs) for each municipal area.

The draft SPPs were exhibited in 2016. The Commission then held hearings into the representations received.  After the Commission reported back to the Minister, the Minister then modified and made the SPPs (on 22 February 2017).

For more information about the making of the SPPs see the Government's Tasmanian Planning Reform website.

Effect of the SPPs

Although the SPPs came into effect on 2 March 2017 as part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, they will have no practical effect until an LPS is in effect in a municipal area.