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 5.2017.299.1 Development Application 23-25 Gordon Street, Sorell - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2017.299.1 Development Application 23-25 Gordon Street, Sorell - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (3.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.380.1 Development Application 172 Gillingbrook Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2018.380.1 Development Application 172 Gillingbrook Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018437.1 Development Application 32 Susans Bay Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 5.2018437.1 Development Application 32 Susans Bay Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 (1.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.17.1 Development Application 837 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.17.1 Development Application 837 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (11.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.3.1 Development Application 5 Whitlam Courts - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 5.2019.3.1 Development Application 5 Whitlam Courts - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 (2.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.32.1 Devlopment Application 7 Parsell Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.32.1 Devlopment Application 7 Parsell Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (1.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.35.1 Development Application 10 Northsun Place, Midway Point - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.35.1 Development Application 10 Northsun Place, Midway Point - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (7.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.37.1 Development Application 530 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 5.2019.37.1 Development Application 530 Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry - Representations Close Friday 29th March 2019 (2.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.44.1 Development Application 39 Third Avenue, Midway Point - Representation Close Friday 26th April 2019 5.2019.44.1 Development Application 39 Third Avenue, Midway Point - Representation Close Friday 26th April 2019 (5.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.46.1 340 Carlton Beach Road, Carlton - Representations Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 5.2019.46.1 340 Carlton Beach Road, Carlton - Representations Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (3.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.48.1 Development Application 911 Nugent Road, Wattle Hill - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.48.1 Development Application 911 Nugent Road, Wattle Hill - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (4.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.52.1 Development Application 1 Marshton Lane, Copping - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.52.1 Development Application 1 Marshton Lane, Copping - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (5.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.56.1 10 Craigs Hill Road, Boomer Bay - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 5.2019.56.1 10 Craigs Hill Road, Boomer Bay - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.57.1 4 Norfolk Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 5.2019.57.1 4 Norfolk Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (7.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.59.1 Development Application 869 Kellevie Road, Kellevie - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.59.1 Development Application 869 Kellevie Road, Kellevie - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (4.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.60.1 Development Application 63 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.60.1 Development Application 63 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.61.1 Development Application 1 Pendell Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.61.1 Development Application 1 Pendell Drive, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (8.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.66.1 Development Appliction 3 Hoffman Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.66.1 Development Appliction 3 Hoffman Street, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (3.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.70.1 Development Application 13 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 5.2019.70.1 Development Application 13 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 15th April 2019 (9.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.74.1 Development Application Lot 20 Provence Drive, Carlton(CT38974-20) Adjacent To 16-22 Provence Drive, Carlton - Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 5.2019.74.1 Development Application Lot 20 Provence Drive, Carlton(CT38974-20) Adjacent To 16-22 Provence Drive, Carlton - Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 (12.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.75.1 Development Application 38 Wolstenholme Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.75.1 Development Application 38 Wolstenholme Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.76.1 135 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 5.2019.76.1 135 Arthur Highway, Dunalley - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (4.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.77.1 16 Boobyalla Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 5.2019.77.1 16 Boobyalla Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (9.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.78.1 Development Application 1 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 5.2019.78.1 Development Application 1 Sweetwater Road, Midway Point - Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.79.1 Development Application 27 Burnett Street, Sorell Representation Close Friday 26th April 2019 5.2019.79.1 Development Application 27 Burnett Street, Sorell Representation Close Friday 26th April 2019 (4.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.80.1 Development Application Lot 1 Nugent Road (CT103343-1 - In Between 1749 & 1841 Nugent Road) Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 5.2019.80.1 Development Application Lot 1 Nugent Road (CT103343-1 - In Between 1749 & 1841 Nugent Road) Representations Close Friday 26th April 2019 (2.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.81.1 Development Application 15 Pollock Place, Sorell - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.81.1 Development Application 15 Pollock Place, Sorell - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.85.1 Development Application 6 Alexander Court, Lewisham - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.85.1 Development Application 6 Alexander Court, Lewisham - Representations Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (2.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.88.1 Development Application 1 Elm Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. 5.2019.88.1 Development Application 1 Elm Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Friday 3rd May 2019. (5.6 MiB)
Icon of 7.2018.14.1 Nugent Road, Nugent (CT200653-1 & CT200654-1) - Opposite 1674 Nigent Road, Nugent - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. 7.2018.14.1 Nugent Road, Nugent (CT200653-1 & CT200654-1) - Opposite 1674 Nigent Road, Nugent - Representation Close Thursday 9th May 2019. (3.1 MiB)