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Land Use Planning – Planning Applications

Current Planning Applications

The following list of Discretionary Development Applications have submitted to the Council for approval under the Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013. The applications have been publicly notified in the newspaper, by site notice and advice by letter in accordance with section 57(3) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

Permitted developments are not included in the list of development applications.

The applications in this list are available as Adobe documents.

The full details of an application can be viewed at the Council offices at 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone, during normal business hours (Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm).


The Land Use Planning and Approvals Act enables members of the community to make representations to the Council about a permit application.

The Council must assess applications against the Planning Scheme. In order to be relevant and able to be taken into account, representations should be based on matters related to legitimate planning grounds within the Planning Scheme.


A developer wishes to build a building with second floor decks that is 3 metres above the normal Acceptable Solution height levels within the Planning Scheme.

Council has received 2 Representations:

Mr and Mrs Smith raise issues with overshadowing and overlooking of their back ground level deck because of the height of the proposal. This would be would be a legitimate planning representation.

Mr and Mrs Jones raise issues relating to the proposed cladding material (rusty sheet metal) being considered offensive by them. This is not a legitimate planning representation as it is not a discretion under the scheme. Cladding of this kind could not be treated as a valid planning ground on which to refuse or modify the application.

Planning Schemes change often. You must ensure that you are familiar with the Scheme and take advice as appropriate to make sure that any representation you make is as effective as possible.  It is a public process.

Representations are kept on file with the application and form part of the public record; which must be presented upon request. We also publish representations on our website without exception.

What happens to my representation?

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 requires that the Council take into consideration relevant (i.e. relating to legitimate planning grounds) matters in any representation when determining an application.

The Council will also consider the applicable Planning Scheme provisions.  It can approve the application with or without conditions, or refuse the application.  The Council can determine that certain modifications should be made to the proposal. This may be to reduce or remove any impacts on your property (i.e. a condition for screening of a deck to avoid overlooking). Such conditions can only be imposed if it does not substantially alter the proposal. That is the removal of an upper level of a house to minimise the impact of overshadowing could not be a condition.

If for any reason you wish to withdraw your representation you may do so in writing any time before Council determines the application. If you have made a representation, you will receive in writing, notice of the Council’s decision. If you do not agree with the decision you have the right to appeal to the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal within 14 days. Information about appeals are available at www.rmpat.tas.gov.au or phoning (03) 6165 6792.

Anyone affected by a Discretionary development has the right to lodge a representation, either in support of or objection to the proposed development.

A representation should be in writing and should clearly state the reasons for your support or concern about the development. Representations must be sent to PO Box 220, Ulverstone, Tasmania 7315, or to [email protected]


Current Planning Applications


DA2018135 – 10B Whitegum Way, Turners Beach - Residential (dwelling) – variation to building height (3,535kb) [Notification expiry date – 28 November 2018]
DA2018125 – 66 & 66A Main Street, Ulverstone - Residential (demolition of existing dwellings x two and outbuildings and construction of multiple dwellings x three) – variation to front and rear boundary setback standards, site coverage (impervious surfaces) and reliance on Traffic Generating Use and Parking Code (visitor car parking) (2,133kb) [Notification expiry date – 26 November 2018]
DA2018082 – 17 Hobbs Parade, West Ulverstone - Service industry (laundromat) – variation to site area and proximity to General Residential zone (7,888kb) [Notification expiry date – 26 November 2018]
DA2018137 – 47 Boyes Street, Turners Beach - Residential (dwelling and shed) – variation to the rear boundary setback standard (6,236kb) [Notification expiry date – 26 November 2018]
DA2018036 – 140 Hardys Road, Penguin - Residential (demolition of existing outbuildings and additions and alterations to existing dwelling) – variation to side boundary setback standard, use of materials with a light reflectance value greater than 40% and proximity of a sensitive use to Rural Resource zone (15,785kb) [Notification expiry date – 20 November 2018]
DA2018131 – 3 Wharf Road, Ulverstone - Food Services – Discretionary use – Mobile food outlets (1,137kb) [Notification expiry date – 20 November 2018]
DA2018129 – 2 Midway Lane, Sulphur Creek - Residential (stairway and driveway extension with drainage infrastructure) – variation to building envelope standards and land subject to a natural hazard (5,472kb) [Notification expiry date – 20 November 2018]
DA2018113 – 27 Turners Avenue, Turners Beach - Visitor accommodation (dwelling and outbuilding) – variation to rear boundary setback (5,698kb) [Notification expiry date – 20 November 2018]
DA2018112 – CT129915/2 Gunns Plains Road, Gunns Plains - Passive Recreation (relocation of an outbuilding) – discretionary use in Rural Resource zone (1,851kb) [Notification expiry date – 13 November 2018]