Planning legislation

In Tasmania the key Act setting out the planning process, including the roles and functions of the Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Commission and Councils, is the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. It also sets out the various requirements and timeframes that apply to the planning process in Tasmania, for example, making an application for a permit or requesting an amendment to a planning scheme.

The Act is supported by regulations. The regulations include requirements for notification and fees.

There may be other Acts that also apply depending on the development proposed. For example, the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1993 or the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1993.