The Policies

Tasmanian Planning Policies - Scoping Paper released

The Minister for Local Government and Planning has released the Tasmanian Planning Policies - Scoping Paper for draft TPPs (PDF, 804.6 KB) seeking input on the topics and issues to be included.

The Scoping Paper and the instructions for making a submission can be found at:

To assist in this scoping exercise, please review the indicative draft TPPs that were prepared as part of the public consultation on the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Polices and Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2017, available at: Tasmanian Planning Policies and Overview - Consultation Draft April 2017 (PDF, 293.1 KB)

The Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) will form a critical part of Tasmania’s land use planning system and help to shape what we want Tasmania to look like into the future. They will include matters that reflect sound planning principles that are consistent with current Government policy and programs and form part of Tasmania’s integrated system of land use planning instruments which in turn forms part of the Resource Management and Planning System (RMPS), as shown below.

Tasmania s Resource Management and Planning System Diagram

Tasmania's Resource  Management and Planning System text

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the TPPs may relate to:

  • the sustainable use, development, protection or conservation of land;
  • environmental protection;
  • liveability, health and wellbeing of the community;
  • any other matter that may be included in a planning scheme or a regional land use strategy.

The TPPs will include objectives, strategies and implementation statements to support sound strategic land use planning that includes matters such as environment protection, hazards and risks, economic development, liveable settlements, heritage protection, infrastructure to support the economy and create liveable communities and public engagement in planning processes.

The TPPs will provide strategic direction on land use planning matters by informing the regional land use strategies and the content and scope of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

This means that the TPPs will not be self-executing or directly override decisions on development applications made under other parts of the land use planning system.

Fact sheets are available that explain key aspects of the TPP development process, including how they will be made, amended, implemented and reviewed.