Creating consistent standards for apartments:
Medium Density Residential Development Standards Project

Earlier this year, the Premier of Tasmania announced a project to amend the planning rules to deliver consistent requirements for apartments built across Tasmania. The new requirements will provide a clear pathway for the approval of apartments and encourage good quality design and liveable spaces.

The Terms of Reference that define the scope of the planning controls are now signed off and available here.

The development standards will be prepared in conjunction with the Central Hobart Precincts Plan as part of the Hobart City Deal, and will be publically exhibited for comment in early to mid 2020.

The project is being managed by the Department of Justice’s Planning Policy Unit in partnership with Hobart City Council and will be delivered through a future amendment to the single Tasmanian Planning Scheme later in 2020.