Preparation of the Tasmanian Planning Policies

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Public consultation on the scope of the Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) was undertaken late last year. Over 100 submissions were received indicating the high level of interest in the development of the TPPs and recognition of their importance in guiding the State’s planning system.

The Minister for Planning has released a Report on the draft TPP Scoping Consultation that discusses the issues raised in submissions; summarises responses to them; and provides a revised TPP structure and table of TPP topics and issues.

Tasmanian Planning Policies Report on Scoping Consultation (PDF, 605.6 KB)

The SPO has now commenced the drafting of the TPPs together with State Agencies and other stakeholders. Once a draft suite of the TPPs has been prepared, consultation (in accordance with s12(C)(2) of the Act) will be undertaken prior to the formal assessment by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission).

The TPPs are expected to be lodged with the Commission by the end of the year. The Commission will undertake its own independent review, including public exhibition and hearings.


The Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs) will, for the first time, establish the comprehensive, high-level policy framework for the planning system and will cover important issues, not just for planners and decision makers, but for all Tasmanians. See below for more information about how the development process is progressing.

The TPPs will shape the future for Tasmania through informing strategic land use planning and the planning rules in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The TPPs will also guide the comprehensive review of the three regional land use strategies in line with the recommendations from the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) Report released in March 2021.

Review Process

Tasmanian Planning Policies – development time line

Further information:

The State Planning Office website contains more information about the process for making the TPPs:

If you would like to discuss the TPP project further, or would like a briefing, please contact the State Planning Office within the Department of Premier and Cabinet at:
or by telephoning 1300 703 977