Sorell Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has handed down its decision on the Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) and the LPS now applies to all new applications lodged on or after 3 November 2011.

The LPS is Council’s part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Sorell.

It may be some months before the Tasmanian Planning Commission arrange for the new zone and overlay maps to be available on listmap and planbuild and for the text of the scheme to be available on iplan.

In the meantime, please find below links to the State Planning Provisions, the LPS as approved and links to the Tasmanian Planning Commission decision.

Please contact Council by email for confirmation of zoning and overlays.

Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) as approved

State Planning Provisions

TPC Decision

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. it is 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.

At is meeting on 25 June 2019 Sorell Council endorsed the contents of the draft Sorell Local Provisions Schedule and it was submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for its consideration.

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 drafted a S35F report to assess all the representations and make recommendations regarding any necessary changes to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration.

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has now handed down its decision.