The Policies

The Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) will provide strategic direction for Tasmania’s planning system and regional land use strategies, including principles to support economic development and the future needs of the community.

The Government is reviewing feedback on an amendment to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017, which introduces several updates to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 including:

  • establishing the mechanism to create the TPPs that will provide strategic direction on land use planning;
  • ensuring that the TPPs are consistent with state policies;
  • ensuring regional land use strategies are in line with the TPPs; and
  • ensuring planning controls – both the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedules – are consistent with the TPPs.

Download the draft Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017 (pdf, 378.6 KB)

The draft TPPs cover a broad range of planning matters such as economic development, settlement and community infrastructure, transport and infrastructure, natural and cultural heritage, and hazards and risks.

The draft TPPs have been prepared for the purposes of giving context to the amendments in the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill 2017 and are not final.

Download the draft Tasmanian Planning Policies (pdf, 330.0 KB)

Download the Tasmanian Planning Policies - explanatory document (pdf, 336.4 KB)

When the Act is amended to provide for the TPPs, the process for formally preparing them can commence.

Feedback on the draft TPPs that were consulted on with the amendments to the Act will assist in the preparation of new drafts.