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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

Please visit for more information:  https://www.planningreform.tas.gov.au/facts/visitor-accommodation-reforms

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 2019 Application For Development Use Planning Permit 2019 (0.1 MiB)
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 Fact-Sheet-VA-1-Changes-to-Requirements-for-Visitor-Accommodation-use-in-Planning-Schemes-1-August-2018 (1) Fact-Sheet-VA-1-Changes-to-Requirements-for-Visitor-Accommodation-use-in-Planning-Schemes-1-August-2018 (1) (0.2 MiB)
Icon of Notice Of Intention To Carry Out Work Notice Of Intention To Carry Out Work (0.5 MiB)
Icon of Planning-Directive-No.6-Exemption-and-Standards-for-Visitor-Accommodation-in-Planning-Schemes-as-modified-1-August-2018 Planning-Directive-No.6-Exemption-and-Standards-for-Visitor-Accommodation-in-Planning-Schemes-as-modified-1-August-2018 (0.2 MiB)
Icon of Visitor-Accommodation-Standard-Application-Package-1-August-2018 Visitor-Accommodation-Standard-Application-Package-1-August-2018 (0.2 MiB)

Currently Advertised Applications:

Icon of 5.2019.117.1 Development Application Dodges Ferry Boat Ramp & Jetty (Crown Land) Inc 25 Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry (Car Park) - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.117.1 Development Application Dodges Ferry Boat Ramp & Jetty (Crown Land) Inc 25 Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry (Car Park) - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (3.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.119.1 Development Application 8 Meethenar Street, Lewisham - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.119.1 Development Application 8 Meethenar Street, Lewisham - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (4.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.132.1 Development Application 770 Brinktop Road, Orielton & Road Works Within Clarence City Council Road Reservation - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.132.1 Development Application 770 Brinktop Road, Orielton & Road Works Within Clarence City Council Road Reservation - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (21.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.137.1 Development Application 218 Wiggins Road, Wattle Hill - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.137.1 Development Application 218 Wiggins Road, Wattle Hill - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (17.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.142.1 Development Application Lot 101 Heron Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.142.1 Development Application Lot 101 Heron Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.147.1 Development Application 21 Whitelea Court, Sorell (Lot 28) - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 5.2019.147.1 Development Application 21 Whitelea Court, Sorell (Lot 28) - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 (5.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.154 Development Application 104 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.154 Development Application 104 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (8.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.157.1 Development Application 3 Pendell Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.157.1 Development Application 3 Pendell Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.162.1 Development Application 13 Moorpark Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.162.1 Development Application 13 Moorpark Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.163.1 Development Application 57 Midway Point Esplanade, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 5.2019.163.1 Development Application 57 Midway Point Esplanade, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 (5.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.164.1 Development Application 4 Capital Court, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.164.1 Development Application 4 Capital Court, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.168.1 Development Application 6 Lagoon View Court, Lewisham - Represenation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.168.1 Development Application 6 Lagoon View Court, Lewisham - Represenation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (7.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.174.1 Development Application 39 Cole Street, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 5.2019.174.1 Development Application 39 Cole Street, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 (2.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.176.1 Development Application 20 Whitelea Court, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.176.1 Development Application 20 Whitelea Court, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (7.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.178.1 Development Application Lot 7 Riviera Drive, Carlton - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.178.1 Development Application Lot 7 Riviera Drive, Carlton - Representation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (3.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.183.1 Development Application 146 Lewisham Scenic Drive, Lewisham - Represenation Close Monday 19th August 2019 5.2019.183.1 Development Application 146 Lewisham Scenic Drive, Lewisham - Represenation Close Monday 19th August 2019 (9.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.193.1 Development Application 12 Arnott Street, Dodges Ferry -Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.193.1 Development Application 12 Arnott Street, Dodges Ferry -Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (5.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.195.1 Development Application 119 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.195.1 Development Application 119 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (3.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.196.1 Development Application 117 Pennington Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.196.1 Development Application 117 Pennington Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (6.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.205.1 Development Application 9 Heatherbell Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 5.2019.205.1 Development Application 9 Heatherbell Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (1.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.213.1 Development Application 570 Primrose Sands Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Friday 30th August 2019 5.2019.213.1 Development Application 570 Primrose Sands Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Friday 30th August 2019 (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.215.1 Development Application 5 Capital Court, Sorell - Representations Close Friday 30th August 2019 5.2019.215.1 Development Application 5 Capital Court, Sorell - Representations Close Friday 30th August 2019 (5.0 MiB)
Icon of 7.2019.1.1 Subdivision Application 67 Allambie Road, Orielton - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 7.2019.1.1 Subdivision Application 67 Allambie Road, Orielton - Representation Close Monday 26th August 2019 (2.9 MiB)
Icon of 7.2019.3.1 Subdivision Application 7 Tasman Highway, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 7.2019.3.1 Subdivision Application 7 Tasman Highway, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 2nd September 2019 (3.4 MiB)
Icon of Disposal Of Council Land - Amelia Court, Sorell Disposal Of Council Land - Amelia Court, Sorell (0.2 MiB)
Icon of Disposal Of Council Land - Beach Road, Connellys Marsh Disposal Of Council Land - Beach Road, Connellys Marsh (0.2 MiB)
Icon of Disposal Of Council Land - Elise Drive, Dodges Ferry Disposal Of Council Land - Elise Drive, Dodges Ferry (0.1 MiB)
Icon of Disposal Of Council Land - Frogmouth Lane, Primrose Sands Disposal Of Council Land - Frogmouth Lane, Primrose Sands (0.1 MiB)
Icon of Disposal Of Council Land - Pawleena Road, Pawleena DAM Disposal Of Council Land - Pawleena Road, Pawleena DAM (0.2 MiB)