The Planning Reform Unit has released a draft Bill to amend the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 to include a process for making and amending a new type of planning instrument, to be known as Tasmanian Planning Policies.

These Policies are designed to provide strategic guidance on statewide planning issues, to inform the 5-year reviews of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, and to assist in the development of regional transport, infrastructure and settlement policies.   A draft suite of Tasmanian Planning Policies has also been released.

Comments on the Bill can be made until 15 May 2017.  Email your submission to (subject line:  Tasmanian Planning Policies) or write to:

Planning Policy Unit
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
Hobart  TAS  7001