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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 43.2019.2.1 Approval Of Scheme Amendment 223 Old Forcett Road, Forcett 43.2019.2.1 Approval Of Scheme Amendment 223 Old Forcett Road, Forcett (0.5 MiB)
Icon of 43.2020.1.1 Scheme Amendment Approval - Bushfire Overlay 43.2020.1.1 Scheme Amendment Approval - Bushfire Overlay (10.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.214.1 Development Application 11 Elise Drive, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 5.2020.214.1 Development Application 11 Elise Drive, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 (6.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.235.1 Development Application 5 Riaweena Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 5.2020.235.1 Development Application 5 Riaweena Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.238.1 Development Application 19 Lakeland Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Tueaday 27th October 2020 5.2020.238.1 Development Application 19 Lakeland Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Tueaday 27th October 2020 (4.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.250.1-Development-Application-769-Primrose-Sands-Road-Primrose-sands-Representation-Close-Tuesday-3rd-November-2020 5.2020.250.1-Development-Application-769-Primrose-Sands-Road-Primrose-sands-Representation-Close-Tuesday-3rd-November-2020 (7.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.257.1 Development Application 2240 Arthur Highway, Copping - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novmeber 2020 5.2020.257.1 Development Application 2240 Arthur Highway, Copping - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novmeber 2020 (7.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.271.1 Development Application 14 Tarbook Court, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 5.2020.271.1 Development Application 14 Tarbook Court, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.283.1 Development Application 11 Heron Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.283.1 Development Application 11 Heron Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (6.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.300.1 Development Application 6 Perry Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novemeber 2020 5.2020.300.1 Development Application 6 Perry Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novemeber 2020 (3.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.302.1 Development Application 33 Brady Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.302.1 Development Application 33 Brady Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (5.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.304.1 Development Application 88 Lewisham Road, Forcett - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.304.1 Development Application 88 Lewisham Road, Forcett - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (4.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.307.1 Development Application 18 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.307.1 Development Application 18 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (7.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.309.1 Development Application 4 Shoalwater Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.309.1 Development Application 4 Shoalwater Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (8.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.314.1 Development Application 2 Fenton Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.314.1 Development Application 2 Fenton Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (15.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.315.1 Development Application 9 Heorn Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.315.1 Development Application 9 Heorn Crescent, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (8.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.317.1 Development Application 607 Primrose Sands Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.317.1 Development Application 607 Primrose Sands Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (11.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.319.1 Development Application 8 Jayville Rise, Forcett - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.319.1 Development Application 8 Jayville Rise, Forcett - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (6.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.325.1 Development Application 548 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.325.1 Development Application 548 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (4.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.326.1 Development Application 48 Riviera Drive, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.326.1 Development Application 48 Riviera Drive, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (14.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.327.1 Development Application 32 Whitelea Court, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.327.1 Development Application 32 Whitelea Court, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.329.1 Development Application 50 Greens Road, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 5.2020.329.1 Development Application 50 Greens Road, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 27th October 2020 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.335.1 Development Application 1 Deakin Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novemeber 2020 5.2020.335.1 Development Application 1 Deakin Court, Lewisham - Representation Close Tuesday 10th Novemeber 2020 (6.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.340.1 Development Application 22 Vigar Court, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.340.1 Development Application 22 Vigar Court, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (9.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.343.1 Development Application 5 Pitt Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5.2020.343.1 Development Application 5 Pitt Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (3.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2020.346.1 Development Applicaiton 45 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representaiton Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 5.2020.346.1 Development Applicaiton 45 Colleen Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representaiton Close Tuesday 10th November 2020 (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 7.2020.12.1 Subdivision Application 23 Greens Road, Orielton (CT46035-2) Representation Close Friday 30th October 2020 7.2020.12.1 Subdivision Application 23 Greens Road, Orielton (CT46035-2) Representation Close Friday 30th October 2020 (2.8 MiB)
Icon of 7.2020.3.1 Subdivision Application 25 Florence Street, Dunalley - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 7.2020.3.1 Subdivision Application 25 Florence Street, Dunalley - Representation Close Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (3.2 MiB)