The State Planning Provisions include the administrative, zone and code provisions and the requirements for Local Provision Schedules that are to apply in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. Although the State Planning Provisions came into effect on 2 March 2017 as part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, they will have no practical effect until a local provision schedule is in effect in a municipal area ie the responsibility of Council to develop this.
More information on the State Planning Provisions can be accessed through the Tasmanian Planning Commission website www.planning.tas.gov.au
Local Provision Schedules are intended to apply the State Planning Provisions (above) while meeting local needs and objectives. They include planning controls to accommodate developments under unique considerations such as environmental, social and economic, as well as unique development conditions such as building height restrictions. To further meet their communities’ needs, Councils are responsible for preparing their local provision schedules in consultation with local stakeholders and community members. Councils must submit their draft local provision schedules to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration prior to the public exhibition and assessment process.
Exhibition of the Draft Sorell Local Provisions Schedule
The Draft Sorell Local Provisions Schedule was exhibited on 12 June 2021 with representations closing on 16 August 2021. A number of representations were received. Council officers are drafting a S35F report to assess all the representations and make recommendations regarding any necessary changes. It is anticipated that this report will be considered by Council in the coming weeks. After this, the report and representations will be sent to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration.
The Tasmanian Planning Commission will run hearings. They will contact representors directly to advise them of hearing times.
To review Sorell’s Local Provision Schedule, please access the link below:
and the Commission website at www.planning.tas.gov.au.