Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



24 April 2017

Peter Gutwein, Minister for Planning and Local Government

Have your say on draft planning bill

The Tasmanian Government is seeking feedback on a draft bill that will amend the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 to help plan for Tasmania’s future land use needs.

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Act 2017 introduces several updates to current planning legislation, including:

  • establishing the mechanism to create Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) that will provide strategic direction on land use planning;
  • ensuring that the TPPs are consistent with state policies;
  • ensuring regional land use strategies are in line with the TPPs; and
  • ensuring planning controls – both the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedules – are consistent with the TPPs.

Feedback from local government and other stakeholders has indicated that the development of the new Tasmanian Planning Policies will address widely recognised gaps in the current planning system.

The draft bill – along with explanatory documents – is available for review at www.justice.tas.gov.au/community-consultation

Submit your feedback on the draft Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Act 2017 to planning.unit@justice.tas.gov.au by Monday 15 May 2017.



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