Proposed Planning Schemes for Southern Tasmania

The twelve Southern Tasmanian Councils are currently preparing draft interim planning schemes for submission to the Minister for Planning.

The Councils are working together to prepare the draft schemes in a coordinated way through the Southern Tasmanian Regional Planning Project. The Project is a joint initiative between the State Government, the Councils and the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority. It is a key part of the State Government’s broader planning reform agenda.

All Councils undertook a public consultation process over a six-week period, from the 3rd of June until the 12th of July 2013, during which time drafts of the planning schemes were made available for public inspection and submissions were sought from interested members of the community. The councils wished to provide the community with the opportunity for input so that they can ensure the draft schemes are well considered from a local, municipal and regional perspective, before formal submission.

The Councils and the Regional Planning Project are now taking into consideration all comments received and are preparing final drafts of the schemes for formal submission to the Minister.

Members of the public may view the June 2013 public consultation versions of the twelve draft planning schemes at the planning schemes online website here.

However, please note that the public consultation period is now closed.

For enquiries, please contact Regional Project Manager Damian Mackey on 0419 562 785 or