The Government recognises the important role of regional land use strategies (RLUS) in guiding planning. In context of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, these strategies must be considered in the preparation of draft Local Provisions Schedules and when a planning authority decides to amend their Local Provisions Schedules, such as rezoning of land.
Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act), the Minister for Planning and Local Government may declare RLUSs and must keep these strategies under regular review. The Minister is required to consult with the Tasmanian Planning Commission, planning authorities and relevant state service agencies and authorities before declaring a RLUS, or amending a RLUS.
There are three RLUSs in effect in Tasmania. They are available to download from the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s website:
- Living on the Coast – The Cradle Coast Regional Land Use Planning Framework (pdf, 3.5 MB)
- Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy (pdf, 9.6 MB)
- Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy 2010-2035 (pdf, 9.1 MB)
Advisory Statement Amendment of Regional Land Use Strategies for the finalisation of draft Local Provisions Schedules (pdf, 152.2 KB), provides guidance to planning authorities and the three regional council groups in relation to the process for amendments to RLUS, should they be required in context of the preparation and finalisation of draft Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs) as part of the introduction of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
While limited adjustments to the RLUSs are possible now as part of the implementation of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, the Minister has indicated that a proper review of RLUSs should occur after the LPSs have been finalised and the Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) are in place to inform those strategies.