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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 5.2017.196.1 Development Application 5 Promenade, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2017.196.1 Development Application 5 Promenade, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.416.1 Development Application 79 Arthur Highway, Dunalley Including Crown Land - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2018.416.1 Development Application 79 Arthur Highway, Dunalley Including Crown Land - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (14.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2018.432.1 Development Application Lot 33 Tarbook Court, Sorell (CT177084 - 33) - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2018.432.1 Development Application Lot 33 Tarbook Court, Sorell (CT177084 - 33) - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (39.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.116.1 Development Application Stewarts Court, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.116.1 Development Application Stewarts Court, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (25.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.121.1 Development Application 14 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.121.1 Development Application 14 Weston Hill Road, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (2.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.133.1 Development Application 725 Arthur Highway, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.133.1 Development Application 725 Arthur Highway, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (4.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.191.1 Development Application 26 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.191.1 Development Application 26 Gully Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (4.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.196.1 Development Application (Re-Advertised) 117 Pennington Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.196.1 Development Application (Re-Advertised) 117 Pennington Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (22.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.200.1 Development Application 6 Nicholas Avenue, Dodges Ferry (Re-advertised) - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.200.1 Development Application 6 Nicholas Avenue, Dodges Ferry (Re-advertised) - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (8.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.200.1 Development Application 6 Nicholas Avenue, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.200.1 Development Application 6 Nicholas Avenue, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (9.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.201.1 Development Application 10 Pelham Street, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.201.1 Development Application 10 Pelham Street, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (8.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.207.1 Development Application Valleyfield Road & Schofield Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Thursday 17th October 2019 5.2019.207.1 Development Application Valleyfield Road & Schofield Drive, Sorell - Representation Close Thursday 17th October 2019 (25.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.216.1 Development Application 38 Ridge Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.216.1 Development Application 38 Ridge Road, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (3.0 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.220.1 Development Application 6 Lynmore Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.220.1 Development Application 6 Lynmore Way, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (2.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.224.1 Development Application 8 Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.224.1 Development Application 8 Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (3.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.229.1 Development Application 9 Norfolk Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 5.2019.229.1 Development Application 9 Norfolk Crescent, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 (5.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.237.1 Development Application 319 White Hills Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 5.2019.237.1 Development Application 319 White Hills Road, Forcett - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 (2.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.241.1 Development Application Lot 74 Heron Cresent, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 5.2019.241.1 Development Application Lot 74 Heron Cresent, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 (5.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.250.1 Development Applcation 55 Pitt Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.250.1 Development Applcation 55 Pitt Street, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (5.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.251.1 Development Application Lot 67 Sandpiper Drvie, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 5.2019.251.1 Development Application Lot 67 Sandpiper Drvie, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 (3.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.253.1 Development Application 2750 Tasman Highway, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.253.1 Development Application 2750 Tasman Highway, Sorell - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (22.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.256.1 Development Application 11 Lagoon View Court, Midway Point   - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.256.1 Development Application 11 Lagoon View Court, Midway Point - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (8.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.257.1 Development Application 45 Provence Drive, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.257.1 Development Application 45 Provence Drive, Dodges Ferry - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (8.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.260.1 Development Application Lot 1 Pearces Road, Pawleena CT 27593-1 ( Cnr Pearces Road & Pawleena Road ) - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.260.1 Development Application Lot 1 Pearces Road, Pawleena CT 27593-1 ( Cnr Pearces Road & Pawleena Road ) - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (1.3 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.264.1 Development Application 24 Kestrel Street, Primrose Sands & 31 Falcon Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.264.1 Development Application 24 Kestrel Street, Primrose Sands & 31 Falcon Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (8.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.266.1 Development Application 13 Valley View Close, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.266.1 Development Application 13 Valley View Close, Sorell - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (7.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.267.1 Development Application 2964 Tasman Highway, Orielton - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 5.2019.267.1 Development Application 2964 Tasman Highway, Orielton - Representation Close Monday 7th October 2019 (3.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.268.1 Development Application 5 Tecoma Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.268.1 Development Application 5 Tecoma Road, Primrose Sands - Representations Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (1.9 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.272.1 Development Application 19 Reynolds Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 5.2019.272.1 Development Application 19 Reynolds Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 14th October 2019 (3.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.277.1 Development Application 101 Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.277.1 Development Application 101 Linden Road, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (1.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.279.1 Development Applcation 692 Bay Road, Marion Bay - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.279.1 Development Applcation 692 Bay Road, Marion Bay - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (2.2 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.287.1 Development Application 2964 Tasman Highway, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.287.1 Development Application 2964 Tasman Highway, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (6.5 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.289.1 Development Application 20 Raynors Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.289.1 Development Application 20 Raynors Road, Midway Point - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (1.6 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.292.1 Development Application Lot 3 Imlay Street, Dunalley - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 5.2019.292.1 Development Application Lot 3 Imlay Street, Dunalley - Representation Close Tuesday 29th October 2019 (3.1 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.295.1 Development Application 37 Grevillea Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 5.2019.295.1 Development Application 37 Grevillea Street, Primrose Sands - Representation Close Monday 21st October 2019 (1.7 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.300.1 Development Application 35 Lloyd Street, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.300.1 Development Application 35 Lloyd Street, Carlton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (5.4 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.315.1 Development Application - 20 Bream Creek Road, Bream Creek - Representations Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.315.1 Development Application - 20 Bream Creek Road, Bream Creek - Representations Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (2.8 MiB)
Icon of 5.2019.319.1 Development Application 165 Woolleys Road, Bream Creek - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 5.2019.319.1 Development Application 165 Woolleys Road, Bream Creek - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (1.8 MiB)
Icon of 7.2019.4.1 Subdivision Application 17 Allambie Road, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 7.2019.4.1 Subdivision Application 17 Allambie Road, Orielton - Representation Close Tuesday 5th November 2019 (3.1 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)