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Planning Scheme

Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013

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

To view a current version of the Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013 please CLICK HERE.

The Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013 continues to be the current Planning Scheme until new local provisions for Central Coast are added to the State Planning Provisions of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The State Planning Provisions of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme

In December 2015, the Tasmanian Parliament enacted amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act), that provide for a single planning scheme for Tasmania, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme consists of State Planning Provisions (SPPs) and each municipal area can seek to add zones and specific standards to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – termed Local Provisions Schedules.

The Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, approved draft SPPs for exhibition in March 2016.  The Commission exhibited the draft SPPs for a 60 day period, during which representations were invited.  A total of 294 representations were received and a further nine late representations were accepted.

After considering the representations, the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission) held hearings in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart between July and October 2016.

The Commission considered the draft SPPs and reported to the Minister on 9 December 2016.

The Minister considered the Commission’s report, together with other advice.  He has made the SPPs, modifying the draft SPPs that were exhibited.  For more information about the making of the SPPs, see the State Government’s Tasmanian Planning Reform website.

Draft Central Coast Local Provisions Schedule

The Central Coast Council has developed a Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) that comprises a review of zones in the municipal area and the Specific Area Plans (SAPs) for Forth, Ulverstone Central Business Area, Penguin, Turners Beach and Revell Lane Precinct; together, the zones and SAPs form the draft Central Coast LPS.  The LPS will “sit behind” the main text of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

On 18 October 2018 the Council held post lodgement discussions with a member panel of the Commission.  To view a copy of the meeting agenda, CLICK HERE.

It is anticipated that the draft Central Coast LPS and supporting documents will be placed on public exhibition in early 2019.

Other useful links:

+ Tasmanian Planning Commission

+ Cradle Coast Regional Planning Initiative


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