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 Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, approved draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) for exhibition in March 2016.

The Commission exhibited the draft SPPs for a 60 day period, during which representations were invited. 294 representations were received and a further nine late representations were accepted.

After considering the representations, the Commission held hearings in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart between July and October 2016.

The Commission considered the draft SPPs and reported to the Minister on 9 December 2016.

The Minister has now considered the Commission’s report (PDF 78 pages, 479 KB), together with other advice. He has made the SPPs, modifying the draft SPPs that were exhibited. For more information about the making of the SPPs see the Government's Tasmanian Planning Reform website.

View the State Planning Provisions (as made by the Minister on 22 February 2017)

The SPPs include the administrative, zone and code provisions and the requirements for LPSs that are to apply in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

View or download the SPPs (as made by the Minister on 22 February 2017) on the Planning Policy Unit's website.

Effect of the SPPs

Although the SPPs come 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.

More information

For more information about the next steps in the process see the Government's Tasmanian Planning Reform website.