Land Use Planning in Sorell

Planning plays an important role in facilitating and managing growth in Sorell, which is one of the fastest growing municipal areas in Tasmania.

Council has an integrated, customer focused planning team that strives to ensure that land use planning achieves fair, orderly and sustainable outcomes. Sustainable residential, industrial and commercial growth is important to become a stronger, self-sufficient region while minimising impact to the environment, infrastructure and amenity.  

Planning across Sorell Council is either strategic or statutory. 

Strategic planning considers longer-term needs and aspirations for land use and on establishing a balanced regulatory framework to achieve those needs.

Statutory planning refers to the development control process that considers specific applications for use, development or subdivision, such as building a house or subdividing land.