Practice Notes

The Commission has introduced Practice Notes to assist planners and other practitioners with information about the Commission’s processes. Practice Notes replace Planning Advisory Notes, which have been retired following successive changes to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

arrow Practice Note 1 - Planning Scheme Amendments (PDF, 157.3 KB) 8 pages 09/2017

To provide guidance on planning scheme amendments under former section 34 and 35 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.


arrow Practice Note 2 - Urgent Amendments (PDF, 124.1 KB) 3 pages 03/2016

To provide guidance on planning scheme amendments under former section 30IA of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.


arrow Practice Note 3 - Combined Permit and Amendment Applications (PDF, 139.9 KB) 6 pages 09/2017

To provide guidance on the process for consideration of a combined permit and amendment application made under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.


arrow Practice Note 4 - Calculation of Statutory Time Periods (PDF, 122.9 KB) 2 pages 08/2016

To provide guidance on calculating statutory time periods relevant to processes under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.


arrow Practice Note 5 - Tasmanian Planning Scheme drafting conventions (PDF, 147.5 KB) 7 pages 05/2017

To provide guidance on drafting conventions, writing style and applied, adopted or incorporated documents, for the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.


arrow Practice Note 6 - Preparing draft Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs) for exhibition (revised) (PDF, 176.8 KB) 11 pages 10/2017

To provide advice on preparing draft LPSs and the supporting information to be submitted to the Commission to demonstrate that the draft LPS is suitable for exhibition.


arrow Practice Note 7 - Draft LPS mapping: technical advice (revised) (PDF, 206.6 KB) 13 pages 10/2017

To provide technical advice for creation of GIS datasets and mapping of draft LPSs.


arrow Practice Note 8 - Draft LPS written document: technical advice (revised) (PDF, 237.1 KB) 20 pages 10/2017

To provide technical advice on drafting and formatting the written part of draft LPSs to ensure consistency.


arrow Practice Note 9 – Exhibition and Reporting of draft Local Provisions Schedules (PDF, 139.1 KB) 6 pages 08/2018

To provide guidance to planning authorities on the exhibition of their draft Local Provisions Schedules (LPS) and exhibition reporting requirements.


arrow Practice Note 10 - section 35G - planning authority advises that state planning provisions require alteration, March 2019 (PDF, 118.2 KB) 2 pages 03/2019

Section 35G – planning authority opinion that amendment of State Planning Provisions (SPPs) is required. This provides guidance on the process for a planning authority to advise the Commission of its opinion that, after considering representations made about its draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS), an amendment to the State Planning Provisions (SPPs) is required.