Draft Local Provisions Schedule

1. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme

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'.

2. Advertising

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.

Formal exhibition of the Launceston Draft Local Provisions Schedule concluded on Saturday 18th September 2021, with over sixty representations received.  

3. 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:


4. What's next?

A Section 35F report will be prepared considering each representation on its own merit. Once this report is endorsed by Council it will be sent through to the Tasmanian Planning Commission who will then hold public hearings to further consider the representations.