What happened to the representations made in relation to the draft of the State Planning Provisions?
Public involvement is a key element of the planning system. The Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission) was required under the Act to publicly exhibit the draft of the State Planning Provisions for 60 days. That exhibition ran from 15 March until 18 May 2016. Any person or organisation was able to make a representation to the Tasmanian Planning Commission on the draft of the State Planning Provisions during this period.
Following this, the Commission conducted a series of public hearings covering 25 days as part of its consideration of the draft of the State Planning Provisions. Anyone who made a written representation was invited to address their concerns at these hearings.
Under the legislation the Commission had 90 days from the close of the exhibition to report to the Minister on the State Planning Provisions and recommend any modifications. The Minister extended the time available to the Commission to provide its report by a further 3 months (to 9 December 2016).
The Commission’s report includes a summary of the representations, along with the Commission’s opinion as to the merits of those representations, and also a summary of the information obtained at the hearings in relation to the drafts of the State Planning Provisions.
The Commission handed its report to the Minister on Friday 9 December and the Minister considered the report and the specific recommendations it contains before making the State Planning Provisions on 22 February 2017.
Go to the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s assessment report on the exhibited draft of the State Planning Provisions provided to the Minister under s.25(1) of the Act.