The planning approval process regulates how land is used and developed by considering all applications against state planning laws and the City's planning schemes.
If you have a general planning enquiry, you can contact our Development Appraisal Unit by phone 03 6238 2715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, including your contact details.
Download a cash-in-lieu valuation request form here.
Find out more about front, side and rear boundary fences
Find out more the requirements if you are developing in a bushfire prone area.
Find out how and when you can submit a representation to object to or support a planning application.
Find out how to request a minor amendment to your existing planning application here.
Find out how to apply for a planning permit, and download our online lodgement user guide here.
Information regarding how long a planning permit lasts for and how to extend the timeframe
Information on who can lodge an appeal to Council's decision and how to do so.
Once a planning application is received it must be assessed against the planning scheme requirements and for compliance with relevant State Government policies. Find out more here.
Information regarding how long a planning application may take to be assessed in Council
This page includes details of the information you need to include in your planning application.
Information regarding the fees charged for a planning permit
Find out the differences between building and planning permits.
Planning and development in Tasmania is regulated by a series of Acts that are collectively known as the Resource Management and Planning System (the RMPS). Find out more here.
Having a heritage listed property does not mean that it cannot be changed or improved. It means that any modifications need to be thoroughly assessed to make sure that the heritage characteristics of the property are not lost. Find out more here.
If a neighbouring property submits a development application, you will be notified if the application is discretionary. Click here to find out more.
Click here to download a list of plants that are considered to potentially be invasive species.
List of websites that are helpful for people wanting to submit a planning, building or plumbing permit.
Your planning permit may have advice as part of a condition that states “once the design drawing has been approved the Council will issue a condition endorsement”. Find out what to do here.
Click here for more information about visitor accommodation (Airbnb)
Find out more about the City's conciliation service.
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03 6238 2711
Town Hall, Macquarie Street Hobart
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001