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 and the draft Policies 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