Understanding the Tasmanian Planning Scheme Coastal Hazard Codes
Coastal erosion and coastal inundation are natural processes that have the potential to be a hazard because they can significantly harm people, properties, communities, industries, infrastructure and the environment.
The State Planning Provisions (SPPs) of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme include a Coastal Erosion Hazard Code and a Coastal Inundation Hazard Code that operate alongside:
- the Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2016 ; and
- Determinations issued by the Director of Building Control under the Building Act 2016 regarding building requirements in coastal hazard areas.
Together, these regulations reduce risk in areas vulnerable to coastal hazards and contribute to a safe and sustainable working, living and recreational environment on Tasmania’s coast.
The following documents have been prepared to assist with understanding the Coastal Erosion Hazard Code and the Coastal Inundation Hazard Code and assist with the preparation of an application for a permit in a coastal hazard area.
- Fact Sheet – State Planning Provisions – Coastal Hazards (PDF, 344.9 KB)
Prepared by the Department of Justice, Planning Policy Unit to provide an overview of the coastal hazard codes in the SPPs and how they operate in conjunction with the building regulations.
- Coastal Hazard Report – Sample Template (DOCX, 22.2 KB)
Prepared by the Department of Premier and Cabinet as a sample template for preparing a coastal erosion hazard report or coastal inundation hazard report, as required under the relevant coastal hazard code or the determination issued by the Director of Building Control.
- Coastal Erosion Investigation Area – Site Assessment (PDF, 1013.0 KB)
Prepared by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to outline the methodology for conducting a site assessment in a Coastal Erosion Investigation Area, as required under the Coastal Erosion Hazard Code or the Director's Determination - Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas.
The Determinations issued by the Director of Building Control are available on the Consumer, Building and Occupations Services website.