Planning for Tasmania’s future

01 November 2018

Tasmanian Government: In a first for Tasmania, the Hodgman Liberal Government introduced a Bill today to establish policies that will guide the strategic direction for Tasmania’s planning system.

As Tasmania’s population grows, so does demand for housing, transport infrastructure, and services. The Tasmanian Planning Policies will be instrumental in planning and catering for future demand.

The draft Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies and Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 introduces the mechanism to create Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs).

These policies will inform our planning system to promote sustainable development, good planning, social and economic wellbeing, and the protection of Tasmania's natural environment and heritage values.

The Government has already started scoping work on developing these Policies, with an initial focus on settlement, liveable communities and infrastructure. This is in recognition of our growing State’s needs.

TPPs will be developed by drawing on the extensive knowledge and experience both within government and from specialist organisations and community groups.

Tasmanian Planning Policies are in addition to our commitment to deliver Australia’s first state-wide planning scheme, which will provide certainty and consistency in the rules and objectives of the planning system in Tasmania.




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