Draft Local Provisions Schedule

1. Overview


The City of Launceston has over the past two years worked to update our Planning Scheme and bring it into consistency with the Tasmanian Planning Scheme framework, and after some consideration, the Tasmanian Planning Commission has directed the planning authority to publicly exhibit the Launceston draft LPS under section 35B of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. It is now time for the community to have their say and we invite your representations.

The Launceston Draft Local Provisions Schedule will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 21st July 2021 to Saturday 18th September 2021. 

During this time we will be making the new planning scheme available to the community to consider.  The documents will be available to view and download online and also hard copies can be viewed at the Town Hall. To help the community understand the scheme the Planning team will be available to speak to throughout the exhibition period.


What will be on exhibition?

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is made up of two components:

  1. The State Planning Provisions; and
  2. The Local Provisions Schedule.

The State Planning Provisions set out the way the planning scheme operates, the zones that can be applied to land and the planning provisions that apply to use and development occurring within those zones. They also include controls within the codes, relating to matters that occur across various zones. Council cannot vary these provisions but they can choose where the zones and codes apply. The State Planning Provisions can be accessed here.

Councils can also develop local provision that add to and complement the Tasmanian Planning scheme to manage matters that are important to individual communities, including:

  • Zones, specific area plans and codes for particular purposes that are not provided for in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme;
  • Code lists such as the local heritage listed places; and
  • Site specific qualifications for exceptional circumstances.

These local provisions are called the 'Local Provisions Schedule'. During the exhibition period representations are only being sought on the draft Launceston Local Provision Schedule.

2. Draft Launceston Local Provisions Schedule 

The exhibition documents and supporting documents can be electronically viewed / or downloaded by following the links below.

Draft Launceston Local Provisions Supporting Reports

The Draft Launceston Local Provisions are supported by a number of explanatory documents and studies.

All documents on exhibition can also be viewed and downloaded from the Commission website at www.planning.tas.gov.au, during the exhibition period.


If you would prefer to view the exhibited documents in person, they will be available at the following locations:

  • City of Launceston Town Hall: Customer Service Centre  at 18-28 St John Street, Launceston from 8.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday; and
  • The Tasmanian Planning Commission’s offices; from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday at Level 3, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart.


Transitional Provisions

The Draft LPS includes some specific area plans, site specific qualifications and code applying provisions that are currently operating in the Launceston Interim Planning Scheme 2015.

These provisions were approved by the Minister for Planning to transition into the Launceston Draft LPS under Schedule 6 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The approved Transitional Provisions are below:


Statutory Representations

You can make a written representations to the Chief Executive Officer during the prescribed advertising period to PO Box 396, LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 or by email to contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au.

Council will consider the representations received and prepare a report considering the merits of each one to the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Tasmanian Planning Commission will then hold public hearings where public representations and council's report are considered.


3. More Information

If you would like to know more about anything to do with the local provisions or how they may impact you, the city, or your property we would be pleased to assist you. The planning team is available in a number of ways:

Drop-in sessions

We invite you to drop-in and discuss the Draft Launceston Local Provisions Schedule and the Tasmanian Planning Scheme with us. We encourage you to come along and have a chat about what the new planning scheme will mean for you and our city.

The locations and dates for these sessions are:

  • Launceston Town Hall Reception Room: Friday, 30 July 2021 from 10am to 2pm
  • Kings Meadows Bowls Club: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 from 10am to 2pm
  • Northern Suburbs Community Centre: Friday, 6 August 2021 from 10am to 2pm
  • Lilydale Hall: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 from 10am to 2pm
  • Launceston Town Hall Reception Room: Thursday, 19 August 2021 from 6pm to 9pm


Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions on a walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary.

Book an appointment

Appointments can be scheduled to meet with a town planner about any aspect of the planning scheme by following the following link. Appointments are available on the hour from 10am through to 4pm Monday to Friday at the Town Hall Customer service centre.

You can book an appointment with a Town Planner.

Call us

We invite you to call us between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on 6323 3382.

Generally you will be speaking with Iain More (Acting Senior Town Planner - Policy & Projects), but where Iain is unavailable, please leave a message and we will return your call.


Email us

The planning team are also available to respond to your questions via lps@launceston.tas.gov.au