Issuing of Planning Directive No. 6 – Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation in Planning Schemes
The Minister for Planning, after considering the report and recommendations of the Tasmanian Planning Commission, issued Planning Directive No. 6 – Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation in Planning Schemes on 13 June 2018 in accordance with former section 13(1)(a) and (4) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 in the form as modified by the Commission.
Planning Directive No. 6 came into effect on 1 July 2018 replacing Interim Planning Directive No. 2 and implemented changes to the requirements for new visitor accommodation use in residential zones which do not meet the ‘home-sharing’ exemption.
From 1 July 2018, exemptions from planning and building approval still apply if a dwelling is used by the owner or occupier as their main place of residence and:
- it is let out to visitors while the owner or occupier is on vacation or temporarily absent or
- not more than 4 bedrooms are let out to visitors.
The exemption applies across all zones in current planning schemes.
A minor modification to Planning Directive No. 6 was issued by the Minister on 1 August 2018 to clarify the operation of Acceptable Solution A1 in clause 3.1(e).
Download a summary of the new requirements for Visitor Accommodation Advice on PD6 - Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation (pdf, 220.9 KB)
To find out more about the changes to the requirements for visitor accommodation use in residential zones, review the Information Sheet VA1 – Changes to Requirements for Visitor Accommodation Use in Planning Schemes (pdf, 158.2 KB).
A new Standard Application Package is also available for applications for visitor accommodation use in the residential zones: