Preparation of the Tasmanian Planning Policies

Consultation period is now closed

What's new?  

Submissions received on the Draft Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) are being reviewed. See below for a copy of the submissions and what happens next.


The Minister has approved a draft suite of Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) for consultation in accordance with section 12C(2) of Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act) which requires that:

The Minister must consult with –

  1. The Commission; and
  2. The planning authorities; and
  3. The State Service Agencies, and the State Authorities, as the Minister thinks fit –

In relation to the intention to prepare a draft of the TPPs and a draft of the TPPs.

The Minister agreed to consult wider than those specified under s12C(2) of the Act. This was to obtain the views of the broader community so their issues could be addressed prior to the draft TPPs being lodged with the Tasmanian Planning Commission for independent review.

The Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) will, for the first time, establish the comprehensive, high-level policy framework for the planning system and will cover important issues, not just for planners and decision makers, but for all Tasmanians. See below for more information about how the development process is progressing.

The TPPs will shape the future for Tasmania through informing strategic land use planning and the planning rules in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The TPPs will also guide the comprehensive review of the three regional land use strategies in line with the recommendations from the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) Report released in March 2021.


In the consultation of the draft TPPs a Supporting Report was provided for background information about the process and development of the draft TPPs. Its aim was to facilitate greater understanding and more meaningful consultation on the content of the TPPs and intended outcomes.

The draft TPPs have been informed by an initial scoping consultation that was undertaken late 2021.

In the September 2022 round of consultations, 70 submissions were received and can be viewed below.  A summary Report is currently being prepared for publication.

Key document

Supporting documentation

Submissions received

Personal Information

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be presented to Parliament or published.

For further information, please contact the State Planning Office by emailing , or read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy.

What happens next?

Tasmanian Planning Policies – development time line

Further information:

The State Planning Office website contains more information about the process for making the TPPs:

If you would like to discuss the TPP project further, or would like a briefing, please contact the State Planning Office within the Department of Premier and Cabinet at:
or by telephoning 1300 703 977