Planning

Sorell is the fastest growing municipality in Tasmania, so development information is very important for the people living and wanting to invest in the region. There are numerous areas of Council involved in the development of our municipality ranging from new projects through to maintenance work.

The Planning Office provides an integrated planning and development service which deals with the way any land within the municipality may be used and developed. The Office manages a variety of issues relating to town & regional planning, heritage, urban design and environment.

The Planning Office aims to provide for fair, orderly and sustainable use and development within the municipality.

About the Planning Application Process

Planning affects all residents and property owners in relation to developing and using a property and Council as the Planning Authority administers this through the Sorell Interim Planning Scheme 2015.  In Tasmania, the development and use of land falls into one of four categories:

1. Permitted – Council has to approve the development but it can impose such conditions it deems necessary having regard to the matters Council may take into consideration. (e.g. the Scheme)

2. Discretionary – Council may approve or refuse (with reasons) the application and with any approval it may impose such conditions it deems necessary having regard to the matters Council may take into consideration. (e.g. the Scheme)

3. Prohibited – Council shall refuse the application.

4. Permitted as of right – No planning permit is required.

‘Permitted’ Planning Applications do not require any public advertising. ‘Discretionary’ Planning Applications require a 2 week advertising period and are advertised in the Local Government Section of The Mercury either on a Wednesday and/or Saturday. A site notice is also placed on the land and letters are sent to adjoining property owners. Any resident or property owner also has the right of input into Council’s deliberations by making representation when a development is advertised. Currently advertised applications can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

If you do not agree with a decision which Council issues you can lodge an appeal with the Resource Management and Planning Tribunal.

If Council imposes conditions on a Permitted or a Discretionary Planning Permit which the applicant does not agree with, or refuses an application, there is also a right of appeal to the Resource Management and Planning Tribunal.

Obtaining Planning Permission

If you intend to construct, alter, demolish, relocate, subdivide or display signs then you will need to ensure that your proposal meets the requirements of the Planning Scheme.

Check with our Planning Officers to see if you need to lodge a Planning Application. Unauthorised development, use or building without the required consent may result in legal action and associated costs.

Planning Scheme

The main local planning control for the municipality is the Sorell Interim Planning Scheme 2015. You can view a copy of the Planning Scheme on the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s iPlan website – http://www.iplan.tas.gov.au/pages/plan/book.aspx?exhibit=sorips. It is designed to provide a balance, and the regulations contained within it are there to keep the development of Sorell’s coastal, industrial, commercial, residential, rural and public use areas on an even keel and in a sustainable manner.

The Planning Scheme meets the legislative requirements of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act). The Act ensures that the responsibility for resource management and planning is shared in Tasmania, between different spheres of government, industry and the community.

Visitor Accommodation

Visitor Accommodation Information Sheet 1 July 2017

Visitor Accommodation Application Package

Visitor Accommodation Exemption Declaration

Please visit for more information:  http://planningreform.tas.gov.au/updates/visitor_accommodation_just_got_easier

Information Sheets:

How to get NBN ready – Developer Information

Forms:

Icon of Application For Development Use Commercial Application For Development Use Commercial (97 KiB)
Icon of Application For Development Use Planning Permit Application For Development Use Planning Permit (60 KiB)
Icon of Application For Minor Amendment Section 56 Application For Minor Amendment Section 56 (43 KiB)
Icon of Application For Subdivision Or Boundary Adjustment Application For Subdivision Or Boundary Adjustment (58 KiB)
Icon of Notice Of Intention To Carry Out Work Notice Of Intention To Carry Out Work (0.5 MiB)

Currently Advertised Applications:

Icon of 5.2018.1.1 Development Application 39 Third Avenue & 30 Lake Vue Parade, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.1.1 Development Application 39 Third Avenue & 30 Lake Vue Parade, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.104.1 Development Application 13 Connellys Marsh Road, Connellys Marsh - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.104.1 Development Application 13 Connellys Marsh Road, Connellys Marsh - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.111.1 Development Application 43 Valleyfield Road, Sorell Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.111.1 Development Application 43 Valleyfield Road, Sorell Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (6.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.117.1 Development Application 10 Bowden Court, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.117.1 Development Application 10 Bowden Court, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (4.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.129.1 Development Application 18 Parker Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.129.1 Development Application 18 Parker Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.136.1 Development Application 47 Provence Drive, Carlton - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.136.1 Development Application 47 Provence Drive, Carlton - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.140.1 Development Application 2A Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.140.1 Development Application 2A Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (5.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.141.1 Development Application 293 White Hills Road, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.141.1 Development Application 293 White Hills Road, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (2.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.142.1 Development Application 104 Woods Road, Kellevie - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.142.1 Development Application 104 Woods Road, Kellevie - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.149.1 Development Application Lot 1 Burdons Road, Kellevie - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.149.1 Development Application Lot 1 Burdons Road, Kellevie - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.155.1 Development Application 61 Esplanade, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.155.1 Development Application 61 Esplanade, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (6.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.158.1 Development Application 9 Timber Mill Court, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.158.1 Development Application 9 Timber Mill Court, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.159.1 Development Application 16 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (2) 5.2018.159.1 Development Application 16 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (2) (3.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.163.1 Development Application 2 Arlenar Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.163.1 Development Application 2 Arlenar Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (3.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.164.1 Development Application 6 Boathouse Rise, Lewisham Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.164.1 Development Application 6 Boathouse Rise, Lewisham Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (5.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.165.1 Development Application 9 Brookborough Court, Sorell Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.165.1 Development Application 9 Brookborough Court, Sorell Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (1.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.166.1 Development Application 8 Lakeland Drive, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.166.1 Development Application 8 Lakeland Drive, Forcett - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (4.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.168.1 Development Application 18 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.168.1 Development Application 18 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (2.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.171.1 Development Application 26 Barilla Court, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.171.1 Development Application 26 Barilla Court, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (5.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.172.1 Development Application 12 Waterview Court, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.172.1 Development Application 12 Waterview Court, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.174.1 Development Application 21 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry  Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.174.1 Development Application 21 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (4.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.176.1 Development Application 12 Cornelius Avenue, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.176.1 Development Application 12 Cornelius Avenue, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.177.1 Development Application 81 Reynolds Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.177.1 Development Application 81 Reynolds Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (4.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.178.1 Development Application 20 Wattle Road, Dodges Ferry Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.178.1 Development Application 20 Wattle Road, Dodges Ferry Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (4.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.179.1 Development Application 13 Singapore Street, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.179.1 Development Application 13 Singapore Street, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (1.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.184.1 Development Application 209 Carlton River Road, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.184.1 Development Application 209 Carlton River Road, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.185.1 Development Application  70 Linden Road Primrose Sands Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.185.1 Development Application 70 Linden Road Primrose Sands Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.186.1 Development Application 1 Lantana Place Primrose Sands Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.186.1 Development Application 1 Lantana Place Primrose Sands Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (3.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.186.1 Development Application 16 Timber Mill Court, Midway Point  Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.186.1 Development Application 16 Timber Mill Court, Midway Point Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (3.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.188.1 Development Application 11 Carlton Bluff Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.188.1 Development Application 11 Carlton Bluff Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (1.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.191.1 Development Application 177 Josephs Road, Carlton - Representations Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.2018.191.1 Development Application 177 Josephs Road, Carlton - Representations Close Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.28.1 Development Application 12 Plenar Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.28.1 Development Application 12 Plenar Street, Carlton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (2.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.3.1 Development Application 45 Allambie Road Orielton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 5.2018.3.1 Development Application 45 Allambie Road Orielton Representations Close Wednesday 27th June 2018 (3.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.71.1 Development Application 10-12 Erle Street, Carlton River - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 5.2018.71.1 Development Application 10-12 Erle Street, Carlton River - Representations Close Wednesday 20th June 2018 (3.2 MiB)
Icon of Amendment 2 Of 2018 Amendment 2 Of 2018 (0.4 MiB)