** Extension of Major Projects Bill submission 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.

Major Projects Bill released for comments

A Bill that will provide for independent assessment of major projects in Tasmania is expected to be tabled in Parliament later this year.

The draft Bill has been subject to two rounds of consultation which identified a range of improvements that have been incorporated into the draft Bill, a copy of which can be found here:

Draft Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Major Projects) Bill 2020 (PDF, 2.8 MB) .

Any comments on the draft Bill can be provided until Friday, 15 May 2020, by email to planning.unit@justice.tas.gov.au or by mail to –

Planning Policy Unit
Department of Justice
GPO BOX 825
HOBART   TAS   7001

Feedback will inform the final Bill, which is expected to be tabled in parliament when Parliament resumes in August 2020.

Further information on the proposed new process including roles and responsibilities can be found here or by phoning the Planning Policy Unit on 03 6166 1429.