Condition endorsement planning
Changes to development timelines and processes
The State Government has introduced changes to the way in which approvals are made for land use and development in Tasmania. A key part of those changes is to introduce a process for condition endorsement of planning permit conditions (or CEP).
The timeframe for the City of Hobart to respond to an application for condition endorsement is 20 business days, although this timeframe may be extended if the City requires further information in order to assess the application.
We have therefore had to change the way we process our applications to meet these new requirements. In order for the City of Hobart to be able to meet these timeframes and importantly allow you to proceed as soon as possible with your development we require you to help us to help you.
If you apply for condition endorsement and do not provide sufficient information identifying which condition you want assessed and the documents that satisfy that condition (including page numbers or plan references), we will be required to spend unreasonable amounts of time establishing these matters. This is frustrating for City of Hobart officers and delays your application and others from being assessed.
We therefore request that you:
Identify the condition you would like assessed. More than one may be assessed.
- Identify the document you would like assessed.
- Identify the page number or plan reference of the relevant document or plans, if necessary. If it is the whole document that needs to be assessed, there is no need to specify page numbers.
If you do not take the time to ensure these matters are clearly identified, we will write to you and ask that you do so before we proceed to assess it.
Please provide this basic information in the form at the top of the page, which is to be uploaded as part of your CEP application through our eplanning portal.
The Council is always willing to work with applicants to ensure the assessment processes are smooth and efficient. If you have any questions about these changes please call City Planning on 03 6238 2715.
How to obtain a condition endorsement
If a condition on your planning permit requires an assessment by the Council, you will need to submit to the City of Hobart the drawing, design or detail required by the condition via the condition endorsement submission function in the City's online application system. The system is accessible via the City of Hobart eplanning portal.
Who can lodge an application?
If you were the applicant you will be able to log back into the system and submit the documentation. If you are a third party and have not used the system previously you will need to register as a user prior to submitting the documentation.
When does the application need to be lodged?
You will note that there is a specified time in which the condition needs to be met (i.e. before commencement of work or before any approval is granted pursuant to the Building Act 2016, whichever is the earlier). The documentation will need to be submitted and the condition endorsement issued before the event.
Where a permit condition is to be met before the issue of a building consent, you must obtain condition endorsement before lodgement of the building application.
Other documentation can be submitted at any time ensuring there is adequate time to get the condition endorsement before the event. If the condition is not met before the event enforcement action can be undertaken by the City of Hobart.
The documentation will undergo assessment as soon as possible by the relevant officer. You will receive the endorsement by email.
If you require any assistance, please contact City Planning on 03 6238 2715.