Tasmanian Planning Policies

Tasmania’s Resource Management and Planning System (RMPS) is a framework of legislation, policies and strategies governing development and environmental planning in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Planning Policies, which have yet to be implemented, are central part of the RMPS and will provide strategic direction on land use planning matters.

The Minister for Local Government and Planning has released a Report on the draft TPPs 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.

Tasmania s Resource Management and Planning System Diagram

Tasmania's Resource  Management and Planning System text

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993, the TPPs may relate to:

  • the sustainable use, development, protection or conservation of land;
  • environmental protection;
  • liveability, health and wellbeing of the community;
  • any other matter that may be included in a planning scheme or a regional land use strategy.

The TPPs will include objectives, strategies and implementation statements to support sound strategic land use planning that includes matters such as environment protection, hazards and risks, economic development, liveable settlements, heritage protection, infrastructure to support the economy and create liveable communities and public engagement in planning processes.

The TPPs will provide strategic direction on land use planning matters by informing the regional land use strategies and the content and scope of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

This means that the TPPs will not be self-executing or directly override decisions on development applications made under other parts of the land use planning system.

An info sheet is available to explain key aspects of the TPPs development process, including how they will be made, amended, implemented and reviewed.