Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule Open for Submissions

Submissions close on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Project Overview

The Clarence component of the future Tasmanian Planning Scheme (LPS) will be exhibited from Wednesday 15 January – Tuesday 17 March 2020. During this period representations are invited.


Project Information

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme regulates use and development across Tasmania. The planning scheme came into effect through amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 in December 2015. The planning scheme consists of a state component known as the State Planning Provisions and a local component known as 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 in codes, relating to matters that occur across various zones.

The State Planning Provisions have already been through a statutory process in 2016, where the proposed content of the planning scheme to be applied state wide was open for public submissions and was considered by a panel of the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Minister for Planning approved the State Planning Provisions in February 2017; however, these provisions will only come into effect in Clarence following the approval of the Clarence Local Provisions Schedule.

The Local Provisions Schedule is limited to the application of zone and code mapping, particular purpose zones, specific area plans and site-specific qualifications that is to apply to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The Local Provisions Schedule requirements are set out in the State Planning Provisions and are part of the legislated framework.

The Local Provisions Schedule is made up of:

  • The zone maps
  • Local area objectives
  • Particular Purpose Zones
  • Specific Area Plans
  • Site Specific Qualifications
  • Code overlay maps (prescribed and local data)
  • Code lists (e.g. Heritage)

Each council prepares a draft Local Provisions Schedule, where they must determine the most appropriate zone to apply to land from the available zones in the State Planning Provisions. Specific controls such as Particular Purpose Zones, Specific Area Plans, Site Specific Qualifications and code-applying provisions that have been declared to be transitioned by the Minister must be included in a draft Local Provisions Schedule.

There is the ability for a council to create planning controls that are different to the State Planning Provisions, however, the legislation requires that the council demonstrates a unique or tailored approach and provides justification that the variation:

  • Is of significant social, economic or environmental benefit to the State, region or municipal area; or
  • Relates to an area that has particular environmental, economic, social or spatial qualities that require unique provisions.

All of these elements are required to be represented in maps in accordance with the prescribed graphic format for colour and hatching so that all maps across the state are consistent.

Following approval of the Local Provisions Schedule both the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedule will replace the current Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and implement the Tasmanian Planning Scheme in Clarence. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will ultimately apply across the whole State.

The policy intent of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is to achieve conformity and consistency across the State, however, some elements of the current interim planning schemes may carry through to the new planning scheme.

At the Council Meeting on 7 May 2018, council endorsed the contents of the Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule. Tasmanian Planning Commission has now directed that this schedule along with the relevant documentation be publicly exhibited.


Have Your Say

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 specifies a 60-day time period for exhibition and public representations (exclusive of public holidays). Accordingly, the draft Clarence Local Provisions Schedule will be exhibited from 15 January 2020 until 17 March 2020.

The Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule and relevant documents are available for viewing here:

Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule Documents

Have your say on the Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule by:

  • Completing the online submission form below;
  • Writing to the Clarence City Council General Manager at PO Box 96, Rosny Park TAS 7018; or
  • Emailing the Clarence City Council General Manager at clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au

Following the close off date for submissions, council will consider the representations received and prepare a report to the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Tasmanian Planning Commission will then hold public hearings where public representations and council’s report are considered.

Submissions close on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Project Overview

The Clarence component of the future Tasmanian Planning Scheme (LPS) will be exhibited from Wednesday 15 January – Tuesday 17 March 2020. During this period representations are invited.


Project Information

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme regulates use and development across Tasmania. The planning scheme came into effect through amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 in December 2015. The planning scheme consists of a state component known as the State Planning Provisions and a local component known as 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 in codes, relating to matters that occur across various zones.

The State Planning Provisions have already been through a statutory process in 2016, where the proposed content of the planning scheme to be applied state wide was open for public submissions and was considered by a panel of the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Minister for Planning approved the State Planning Provisions in February 2017; however, these provisions will only come into effect in Clarence following the approval of the Clarence Local Provisions Schedule.

The Local Provisions Schedule is limited to the application of zone and code mapping, particular purpose zones, specific area plans and site-specific qualifications that is to apply to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The Local Provisions Schedule requirements are set out in the State Planning Provisions and are part of the legislated framework.

The Local Provisions Schedule is made up of:

  • The zone maps
  • Local area objectives
  • Particular Purpose Zones
  • Specific Area Plans
  • Site Specific Qualifications
  • Code overlay maps (prescribed and local data)
  • Code lists (e.g. Heritage)

Each council prepares a draft Local Provisions Schedule, where they must determine the most appropriate zone to apply to land from the available zones in the State Planning Provisions. Specific controls such as Particular Purpose Zones, Specific Area Plans, Site Specific Qualifications and code-applying provisions that have been declared to be transitioned by the Minister must be included in a draft Local Provisions Schedule.

There is the ability for a council to create planning controls that are different to the State Planning Provisions, however, the legislation requires that the council demonstrates a unique or tailored approach and provides justification that the variation:

  • Is of significant social, economic or environmental benefit to the State, region or municipal area; or
  • Relates to an area that has particular environmental, economic, social or spatial qualities that require unique provisions.

All of these elements are required to be represented in maps in accordance with the prescribed graphic format for colour and hatching so that all maps across the state are consistent.

Following approval of the Local Provisions Schedule both the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedule will replace the current Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and implement the Tasmanian Planning Scheme in Clarence. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will ultimately apply across the whole State.

The policy intent of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is to achieve conformity and consistency across the State, however, some elements of the current interim planning schemes may carry through to the new planning scheme.

At the Council Meeting on 7 May 2018, council endorsed the contents of the Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule. Tasmanian Planning Commission has now directed that this schedule along with the relevant documentation be publicly exhibited.


Have Your Say

The Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 specifies a 60-day time period for exhibition and public representations (exclusive of public holidays). Accordingly, the draft Clarence Local Provisions Schedule will be exhibited from 15 January 2020 until 17 March 2020.

The Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule and relevant documents are available for viewing here:

Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule Documents

Have your say on the Clarence Draft Local Provisions Schedule by:

  • Completing the online submission form below;
  • Writing to the Clarence City Council General Manager at PO Box 96, Rosny Park TAS 7018; or
  • Emailing the Clarence City Council General Manager at clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au

Following the close off date for submissions, council will consider the representations received and prepare a report to the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Tasmanian Planning Commission will then hold public hearings where public representations and council’s report are considered.