Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts on the planning system

(updated 27 May 2020)

Review the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts on the planning system.

Notices issued under the COVID-19 emergency legislation

The Premier has issued notices related to the land use planning system under the COVID-19 emergency legislation.

Announcement from Planning Ministers - April 2020: Land Use Planning and the
COVID-19 Pandemic

Planning ministers agree nationally on a set of principles for how our planning systems should operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 emergency legislation

The Government recently gave effect to the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the COVID-19 Act), which provides a number of important emergency measures to assist with the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including some that relate to Tasmania’s land use planning system.

Extension of Major Projects Bill submisson date

The Minister for Planning has extended the period for consultation on the draft Major Projects Bill until Friday, 15 May 2020. The Planning Policy Unit remains available to provide briefings on the draft Bill.

Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal response to COVID-19

The Tribunal has established interim measures to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Tasmanian Planning Commission response to COVID-19

The Commission has established new arrangements for hearings in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

Extension of time for the Review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission

The Minister for Planning has extended the period for consultation on the Review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission until Friday, 15 May 2020.