Terms of Reference – Draft Amendment 01/2018 of the State Planning Provisions

It is important that the State Planning Provisions (SPPs) are kept under regular review to ensure that the intended planning outcomes are being delivered.

In drafting their Local Provision Schedules a number of councils have identified some minor issues in the SPPs which would benefit clarification.    While these matters are minor in nature and do not propose any change to the policy settings in the SPPs, there is now an opportunity to address these issues prior to the provisions becoming operative in each municipality.

Section 30C of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 requires that the Minister for Planning prepares Terms of Reference for the preparation of a draft amendment of the SPPs.

In accordance with section 30C of the Act, the Minister for Planning has prepared the Terms of Reference for Draft Amendment 01/2018 of the State Planning Provisions (pdf, 25.4 KB) to address the above matters.  There is capacity in the Act for the public notification processes to be suspended where no major changes to the SPPs are proposed.

Part 3, Division 2 of the Act sets out the statutory requirements for making amendments to the SPPs.

The Terms of Reference sets out the background, scope of the draft amendment and statutory requirements for preparation of the draft amendment. The next step, as required under the Act, is for the Minister to consult with key stakeholders, including the Tasmanian Planning Commission and all planning authorities, in relation to the preparation of a draft amendment of the SPPs.

The process for amendment of the SPPs can be viewed and downloaded from the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s website - .