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Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast

In December 2015, the Tasmanian Parliament enacted amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act), providing 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 Local Government area is to add their zones and site specific standards to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – this is termed a Local Provisions Schedule (LPS).

The Council has undertaken this process for the Central Coast, with a draft Central Coast LPS examined by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission).  On 15 October 2021, the Commission notified the planning authority (the Council) that the Central Coast LPS was to be approved.

The LPS came into effect on 27 October 2021 and forms part of our new planning scheme, called the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast, which replaces the Central Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast, that applies to the Central Coast municipal area, can be accessed via the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s website, available by clicking on the green button below.

Tasmanian Planning Commission - Website

Zone and Overlay maps that apply to land may also be viewed via theLIST website, available by clicking on the green button below.

theLIST - Website


C7.0 Natural Assets Code

The Natural Assets Code seeks to protect the ecological function of waterways, shorelines, wetlands, lakes, sand dunes, saltmarshes and their riparian and refugia areas. 

The Code also applies to areas identified as comprising priority vegetation; protecting the habitats of important flora and fauna. 

If you have priority vegetation, a watercourse or other such ecological environment on your land, then your development may be assessed against the Natural Assets Code.

C8.0 Scenic Protection Code

Central Coast now has a scenic protection area that encompasses the Loyetea Peak and Leven Canyon areas.  See the overlay map via theLIST website, available by clicking on the green button below.

theLIST - Website

C9.0 Attenuation Code

The Attenuation Code applies to a list of activities that may have the potential to cause emissions and impact on the amenity of sensitive uses, such as residential use.  Attenuation distances from listed activities are set out in the Planning Scheme.