Making of Housing Land Supply (Huntingfield) Order 2020

The Minister for Planning has made the Housing Land Supply (Huntingfield) Order 2020 in accordance with the requirements of the Housing Land Supply Act 2018. This Act provides a way to fast track the rezoning of Government land to accelerate the supply of affordable housing.

The Order relates to a large parcel of land adjacent to the St Aloysius Catholic College and the Tarremah Steiner School in Huntingfield.

The Order came into effect on 18 March 2020 and amends the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 by:

  • rezoning the land at 1287 Channel Highway, Huntingfield (CT 172715/1, CT 172716/1, CT 134371/1 and CT 131270/2) to the General Residential Zone, Inner Residential Zone, Local Business Zone and Open Space Zone; and
  • applying clauses 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 9.4, 9.5 and 9.6 of the State Planning Provisions to the land in a modified form through a Specific Area Plan.

A copy of the Order and the amended Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 can be viewed here:

Next steps

The future development of the Huntingfield site is being managed by the Department of Communities Tasmania.

Further opportunities for providing input on the future development will be available through the master planning process which will soon be commenced by the Department of Communities Tasmania. This will occur prior to any development applications being lodged with Kingborough Council for the future development of the area. Opportunities for providing input can be made through the assessment of the future development applications including those covering the subdivision of the area.

For further information on the project please contact the Department of Communities Tasmania by email - HousingProjects@commuities.tas.gov.au.

Further information

Further information on the Housing Land Supply Act 2018 and Housing Land Supply Orders can be found here.