Role of the Tasmanian Planning Commission

The Commission's roles include:

  • assessing interim planning schemes
  • providing planning advice to the Minister for Planning and Local Government
  • assessing projects of regional and State significance
  • reporting on draft State Policies
  • assessing planning schemes
  • assessing planning directives
  • inquiring into the future use of public land, and
  • reviewing reports and representations on draft management plans.

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

The Tasmanian Planning Commission Act 1997 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.