SRD 2.12 does not apply to the assessment of the remaining draft LPS in the Southern Region to avoid any additional delays to the assessment process. A similar approach was taken for a recent amendment to the Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy.

Amendments made to regional land use strategies during the LPS assessment can potentially complicate the process and require the Tasmanian Planning Commission to undertake a re-assessment of the LPS creating further delays for implementation of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

SRD 2.12 can still be applied to amendments to the remaining interim planning schemes and amendments to approved LPSs.