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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 5.2020.331.1 - Development Application 7 Fourth Avenue Dodges Ferry Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 5.2020.331.1 - Development Application 7 Fourth Avenue Dodges Ferry Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (8.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.420.1 Development Application 39 Erle Street, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 5.2020.420.1 Development Application 39 Erle Street, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 (3.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.426.1 - Development Application - 33 Sweetwater Road Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 5.2020.426.1 - Development Application - 33 Sweetwater Road Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (10.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.441.1 - Development Application 26 Heron Crescent Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 5.2020.441.1 - Development Application 26 Heron Crescent Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (7.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.445.1 - Development Application 29 Colleen Crescent Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5.2020.445.1 - Development Application 29 Colleen Crescent Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (1.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.451.1 Development Application 4 Whitlam Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 5.2020.451.1 Development Application 4 Whitlam Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 (2.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.452.1 - Development Application 190 Carlton River Road Carlton Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 5.2020.452.1 - Development Application 190 Carlton River Road Carlton Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (4.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.467.1 Development Application 656 Bay Road, Marion Bay - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 5.2020.467.1 Development Application 656 Bay Road, Marion Bay - Representation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 (1.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.481.1 - Development Application 15 Luke Avenue Carlton - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5.2020.481.1 - Development Application 15 Luke Avenue Carlton - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (2.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.483.1 - Development Application 14-16 Somerville Street Sorell - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5.2020.483.1 - Development Application 14-16 Somerville Street Sorell - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (1.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.484.1 - Development Application Blue Hills Road Copping Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 5.2020.484.1 - Development Application Blue Hills Road Copping Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (8.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.489.1 Development Application 142 Fulham Road, Dunalley - Reprentation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 5.2020.489.1 Development Application 142 Fulham Road, Dunalley - Reprentation Close Tuesday 9th February 2021 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2021.9.1 - Development Application 70 Main Road Sorell - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 5.2021.9.1 - Development Application 70 Main Road Sorell - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (1.1 MiB)
Icon of 7.2020.20.1 - Subdivision Application 31 Dransfield Road Copping Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 7.2020.20.1 - Subdivision Application 31 Dransfield Road Copping Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (16.8 MiB)
Icon of 7.2020.25.1 - Subdivison Application 15 Bryant Street Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 7.2020.25.1 - Subdivison Application 15 Bryant Street Midway Point Representations Close Monday 25th January 2021 (8.0 MiB)
Icon of 7.2020.27.1 - Development Application 23 Greens Road Orielton - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 7.2020.27.1 - Development Application 23 Greens Road Orielton - Representations Close Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (4.5 MiB)