Declaration of amended Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy

The Minister, after consulting with the Tasmanian Planning Commission, the relevant planning authorities, and the relevant State Service Agencies in accordance with section 5A(4) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPA Act), has declared an amended Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy (NTRLUS).

The amendments to the NTRLUS were requested by the Northern Tasmania Development Corporation (NTDC) on behalf of the councils in the Northern Region through the normal amendment process. The LUPA Act requires the Minister to keep the regional strategies in constant review.

Notice of the Minister’s declaration was given in the Gazette on 23 June 2021. The amended Strategy came into effect on 23 June 2021.

The amendments to the declared Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy include:

  • providing for a rezoning to be considered through the normal planning scheme amendment process under the LUPA Act for previously identified Future Investigation Areas;
  • clarifying that the current mapped Urban Growth Areas are indicative by providing for a rezoning to be considered through the normal planning scheme amendment process for land contiguous to the mapped areas;
  • clarifying provisions around Rural Residential Areas;
  • consequential amendments to provisions to enable the above matters to be implemented; and
  • corrections to minor errors.

Download the declared Northern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy (PDF, 2.9 MB).

The Northern Tasmania Development Corporation (NTDC) identified urgent issues with the NTRLUS and submitted amendments through the normal amendment process resulting in the above amended NTRLUS declaration by the Minister.

Regional Land Use Strategies Review

At a broader level, the Planning Policy Unit has commenced early project planning for the comprehensive reviews of all three regional land use strategies in accordance with the recommendations of the final report from the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC). The final PESRAC report can be found here.