Declaration of Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015
The Minister for Planning has declared an interim planning scheme to apply all of the land in the City of Hobart except for that covered by the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997.
Notice of the declaration of the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 was published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette on 13 May 2015 and it came into operation on Wednesday 20 May 2015.
The City of Hobart Planning Scheme 1982 and the Battery Point Planning Scheme 1979 ceased to have effect on that day. Any valid permit application received by close of business on the 19 May 2015 will be determined under those schemes.
The Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015
The Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 is available on the Tasmanian Governments iPlan website: Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015
A web viewer version of the Zone Maps and Overlays is available: Zone Maps and Overlays
Public Exhibition and Consideration of Representations
Public exhibition of the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 concluded on13 July 2015.
At its meeting on 25 August 2015 Council considered a report on the representations received and pursuant to Section 30J of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 endorsed the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 S30J Report as its statement as to;
(i) the merit of each representation;
(ii) the need for any modifications to the interim planning scheme as a result of the representation;
(iii) the impact of the representation on the scheme as a whole; and
(iv) the planning authority's views, and recommendations, in respect of the operation of the interim planning scheme.
with the following amendments;
(a) the bicycle parking standards in Table E 6.2 be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the Bicycle Network representation (G1) and the bicycle parking standard for hospitals be amended so that one bicycle parking space is provided for each ten employees.
Council also resolved to recommend to the Tasmanian Planning Commission that it exercise its powers under S30K(4) (a) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 and issue a notice to the Minister recommending that an authorisation be issued in relation to the making of amendments to the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 as recommended in the S30J Report.
The Tasmanian Planning Commission is currently undertaking an assessment of the representations received and has conducted a number of hearings and directed various parties to provide further submissions in relation to a range of matters. Further details can be found on the Reviews and Hearings page on the iPlan website.
Heritage Listed Places
Answers to frequently asked questions on heritage listed places in the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 are available: Heritage Listed Places FAQ's
The Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 will remain as a separate planning scheme until the statewide planning scheme is finalised by the State Government.
Council reports in relation to the preparation of the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme can be found on the Development and Environmental Services Committee Agenda for the 17 March 2014 and on the Development and Environmental Services Committee Agenda for the 2 February 2015.
The Hobart Interim Planning Scheme Supporting Report submitted to the Minister for Planning is available: Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Supporting Report
Reference documents used in the preparation of the draft scheme can be found at Reports and Studies.
For general information about the scheme or enquiries about planning scheme amendments please contact James McIlhenny, Manager Planning Policy and Heritage on 6238 2891 or Sarah Crawford, Development Planner on 62 382859.
If you have an enquiry about development on a specific property or making an application for a planning permit please phone 6238 2715 and ask to speak to a Development Appraisal Planner.
Useful links for further information
Tasmanian Planning Commission - Information about the Interim Planning Scheme process
Legislation - Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993
Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy