SPPs: includes the purpose and objectives, the
administrative requirements and processes including exemptions from
the planning scheme and general provisions that apply to all use
and development irrespective of the Zone, the Zones with standard
use and development provisions, and the Codes with standard
Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs): includes
the Local Planning Provisions (LPP) that apply to each local
Council area. These Local Provisions Schedules include Zone and
overlay maps, local area objectives, lists relevant to Codes,
Particular Purpose Zones, Specific Area Plans, and any site
specific qualifications for specific circumstances.
When the consultation period for the draft SPPs ends, the
Commission has 90 days (or longer if the Minister grants an
extension requested by the Commission) to consider the draft SPPs
along with any submissions made and report to the Minister. The
Minister will then make a decision about whether to proceed with
the SPPs and in what terms. This decision will be notified in the
Once the SPPs have been made by the Minister, local planning
authorities will then be required to develop the draft LPS for
their respective municipal areas for submission to the Commission.
It is anticipated that submission of the first draft LPSs will
occur in late 2016. The draft LPSs will then be released for public
The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will then come into effect in each
municipal area once the relevant LPS for that area is in place.
As part of these reforms, the Commission has also released the
new Practice Notes to replace existing Planning Advisory
Practice Note 1 ‒ Planning scheme amendments
Practice Note 2 ‒ Urgent amendments
Practice Note 3 ‒ Combined permit and amendment
Proponents, planning consultants and council planners should
familiarise themselves with the key provisions set out in the
Practice Notes and any recommendations and commentary in relation
to planning scheme amendments and combined applications as this
will ensure key items will be sufficiently addressed for the
Commission's processes for amendment requests and combined
applications. While the Practice Notes can be used as a quick
reference guide to each of the processes to which they apply, we
recommend that the key provisions in the Act also be reviewed.
What you need to do
Submissions can be made by email or post in accordance with the
details on the Commission's website by close of business on
Wednesday, 18 May 2016.
If you would like any further information or advice on how this
will affect your future development proposals, please contact
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