Planning scheme amendments

The planning schemes controlling development in the City of Hobart are amended periodically.

Advertised amendments

PSA-17-3 Amendment – Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 – Amendment to the Height Standards in the Central Business Zone

The above planning scheme amendment has been certified in accordance with section 35 of the former provisions of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The amendment relates to clauses 22.1.3 Desired Future Character Statements and 22.4.1 Building Height in the Central Business Zone. 

The amendment inserts a Desired Future Character Statement and performance criteria setting out the townscape and streetscape elements that would be considered in relation to proposed developments that do not meet the acceptable solutions in relation to height.

The amendment and supporting information are on display at the City of Hobart Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street Hobart or can be downloaded below.

Public information sessions to explain the proposed amendments and the outcomes of the Leigh Woolley Height Standards Review Report (2016) will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday 8 August 2017 - 5pm – HCC Elizabeth Street Conference Room
  • Tuesday 15 August 2017 - 12.30pm – HCC Elizabeth Street Conference Room

Representations may be made by any person in writing addressed to the General Manager, City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001, or by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au  by 1 September 2017.

If you require any further information please contact James McIlhenny on 62382891.

Amendment Document(PDF, 427KB)

Amendments in context (PDF, 346KB)

Council Resolution(PDF, 70KB)

Council Report(PDF, 409KB)

Height Standards Performance Criteria Review Report, Leigh Woolley (2016)(PDF, 23MB)

Height Standards Review Project Brief(PDF, 6MB)

Instrument of Certification (PDF, 45KB)

Public Information Session Slides(PDF, 2MB)

PSA-17-2 Amendment – Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 – PARTICULAR PURPOSE ZONE 3 – UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA (SANDY BAY CAMPUS)

The above planning scheme amendment has been certified in accordance with section 35 of the former provisions of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The amendment relates to clauses 34.1.1 Zone Purpose Statements, 34.2 Use Table and 34.3 Use Standards. 

The amendment inserts a Zone Purpose Statement, modifies the status of certain uses in the zone, and adds Performance Criteria to guide commercial development.

The amendment and supporting report is on display at the City of Hobart Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street Hobart or can be downloaded below.

Representations may be made by any person in writing addressed to the General Manager, City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001, or by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au  by 1 September 2017.

If you require any further information please contact Helen Ayres on 62382157.

Amendment Document(PDF, 5MB)

Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 – recently approved amendments

No amendments have been approved since 18 November 2016.

A list of past amendments can be found within the Sullivan’s Cove Planning Scheme 1997(PDF, 9MB)

Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 recent and past amendments

A list of recent and past amendments for the City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2015 can be found at iplan.tas.gov.au

A copy of the Interim Planning Scheme as amended is available for viewing online at iplan.tas.gov.au 

Guide for making amendments

To help the community understand Hobart's planning system, the City of Hobart has prepared a guide outlining the process of making amendments to a planning scheme.

The Scheme Amendment Guide explains how to apply for an amendment to the planning scheme including the information required to support a request for any change.

Copies of the guide are available free of charge through the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart or as downloadable documents:

A guide to making requests for Planning Scheme Amendments(PDF, 942KB)