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Planning Scheme

Urgent Amendment UA1/2015 – Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013

Urgent Amendment UA1/2015 under section 30IA of the Land Use and Planning Approvals Act 1993.

Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013.

Urgent Amendment UA1/2015 – Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013

Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013

Regional Planning Initiative

Interim Planning Schemes came into effect across the Cradle Coast region on 19 October 2013.

A two-month period of public comment on the Central Coast Council Interim Planning Scheme followed.

The period for public comment is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who provided input. More than 80 submissions were received from across the region.

The nine Councils for the Cradle Coast region provided a joint report the Tasmanian Planning Commission in July 2014 in relation to each matter in each of the representations made on the exhibited interim planning schemes.

The report set out the views and opinions of each of the planning authorities on each matter, and made a recommendation or whether a change is required to the interim planning scheme.

The Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC) initiated a hearing process in November 2014 to assess each interim planning scheme in terms of compliance to the policy and prescriptive requirements of the Tasmanian planning system, the matters raised in representations, and the planning authorities’ comments in response.

What’s happening now?

Amendments to the land use planning legislation (Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993) became effective on 1 January 2015.

The amendments modify the process for assessment and determination of interim planning schemes. There is no longer a requirement for the TPC to conduct hearings in relation to representations, or to finalise interim planning schemes. The amendments seek to simplify completion of the current interim planning scheme process in preparation for introduction of a single planning scheme for Tasmania.

The TPC is still required to complete a review of the interim planning schemes and to advise the Minister for Planning whether it is necessary to make changes to improve interpretation and operation of the planning schemes. The review is to take account of matters raised in representations and by the planning authorities in their joint report. However, there is no requirement that people making representations must be heard by the TPC in person.

Until further notice, the Central Coast Council Interim Planning Scheme continues to be the planning scheme currently in effect.

For a current version of the Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013 please visit

Other useful links:

+ Tasmanian Planning Commission (http://www.planning.tas.gov.au/assessments_and_reviews/planning_schemes)

+ Cradle Coast Regional Planning Initiative (http://www.cradlecoast.com/planning_reform.html)


If you have any queries please contact the Council’s Land Use Planning Group by phone on 6429 8952 or email at [email protected].

The State Planning Provisions of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme

The Minister for Planning and Local Government has approved the draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) for exhibition under section 21 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act).

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will comprise the State Planning Provisions (SPPs) and Local Planning Schedules (LPSs). The SPPs are confined to administrative, zone and code provisions, and specifications for LPSs. LPSs include Particular Purpose Zones, Specific Area Plans, Site Specific Qualifications, zoning maps and overlays.

The Commission’s present task is limited to consideration of the draft SPPs. Consideration of draft LPSs will follow once Planning Authorities have prepared and submitted their LPS’s to the Commission.

The public exhibition closed on 18 May 2016.

The Commission must consider all representations received about the draft SPPs during the exhibition period from 15 March 2016 to 18 May 2016. It intends to hold hearings on those matters on which it requires further clarification. After the hearings, it will complete its consideration and report back to the Minister.

You can still view or download the draft SPPs, Explanatory Document, Terms of Reference and other incorporated documents on the Tasmanian Planning Commission website click here.