Planning scheme amendments

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

Advertised amendments

PSA-18-1 Amendment – Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 - 2 Churchill Avenue Rezoning

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has given final approval to the above amendment which came into operation on 16 July 2018.

The amendment is to rezone the student accommodation at 2 Churchill Avenue adjacent to Nelson Road Bend 7 from Particular Purpose Zone 3 to Low Density Residential. 

The amendment is on display at the Hobart City Council Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street Hobart or can be viewed below.

Approved Amendment Document(PDF, 1MB)

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

This 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 can be downloaded below.

The exhibition period for this amendment has finished, however the documents are retained here to provide public access pending the Tasmanian Planning Commission hearing to be scheduled in February 2018.

If you require any further information please contact James McIlhenny on 6238 2891.

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)

Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 – recently approved amendments

The last amendment came into operation on 23 January 2018.  That amendment inserted a new Schedule 10 to ensure that development in the vicinity of the proposed Royal Hobart Hospital helipad does not obstruct safe air navigation

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

Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 recent and past amendments

A list of recent and past amendments for the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 can be found at

A copy of the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 as amended is available for viewing online at 

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)