The Tasmanian Planning Commission

The Tasmanian Planning Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997. The Act sets out the membership, roles and functions and other arrangements for the Commission. This includes the requirement that the Minister provide the Commission with a Ministerial Statement of Expectation and that it give the Minister an annual report each year.

The Commission's roles include:

  • considering amendments to the State Planning Provisions (SPPs)
  • considering draft Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs)
  • considering draft planning scheme amendments, and combined permits
  • reviewing reports on representations to draft management plans
  • assessing projects of regional and State significance
  • reporting on draft State Policies and Tasmanian Planning Policies
  • assessing draft planning directives
  • inquiring into the future use of public land
  • making changes to planning schemes to give effect to Housing Land Supply Orders

The Commission’s main responsibilities are set out in the following Acts: