Amendment 01-2017 made to the State Planning Provisions

The Minister, following the preparation of a Terms of Reference (PDF, 312.2 KB) and subsequent notice being given in the three Tasmanian newspapers, prepared draft amendment 01-2017 to the State Planning Provisions (SPPs).

The draft amendment addresses a number of minor drafting errors and anomalies in the SPPs and updates the SPPs to align with the recent amendments to the transitional provisions under Schedule 6 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act) and the recently approved Planning Directive 5.1 – Bushfire-Prone Areas Code.

Consultation was undertaken on the draft amendment with the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission), local planning authorities, and relevant State Service Agencies and State authorities as required by section 30D(2) of the Act.

Revisions were made to the draft amendment following consultation. The Minister approved the revised draft amendment for public exhibition and submitted it to the Commission for consideration.

The Minister, after receiving advice from the Commission, declared in accordance with section 30H(2) of the Act that public exhibition was not required for draft amendment 01-2017. Notice of the Minister’s declaration was given in the Gazette on 17 January 2018. The Minister, in making his decision, was satisfied that the public interest would not be prejudiced by the revised draft amendment.

The Commission finalised its assessment of the draft amendment and reported to the Minister on 27 February 2018 in accordance with section 30J of the Act. Download the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s report (external link)

The Minister, after considering and accepting the recommendations in the Commission’s report, made amendment 01-2017 to the SPPs (PDF, 898.0 KB), as modified, in accordance with section 30P(5)(a) of the Act.

Amendment 01-2017 to the SPPs came into effect on 19 April 2018 as part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

Download the amended State Planning Provisions (PDF, 3.3 MB)