Regional Land Use Strategies

How do the current regional land use strategies relate to the planning reforms?

The Tasmanian Government recognises the important role of regional land use strategies in guiding land use planning. The regional land use strategies have a significant role to play in the setting the medium to longer-term strategic directions for each region in Tasmania.

In context of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, these regional land use strategies must be considered in the preparation of draft Local Provisions Schedules and when a planning authority decides to amend their Local Provisions Schedules or current interim planning schemes, such as rezoning of land.

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the Minister for Planning may declare regional land use strategies 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 regional land use strategies, or amending an existing regional land use strategy.

The Department of Justice, Planning Policy Unit, with the endorsement of the Minister, has released Information Sheet RLUS 1 – Reviewing and Amending the Regional Land Use Strategies (pdf, 157.2 KB).

The Information Sheet provides guidance on when and under what circumstances the regional land use strategies are reviewed and amended. It also provides information on the requirements and process for reviewing and considering amendments to the regional land use strategies.