Tasmania

Interim planning scheme for Hobart declared

TASMANIAN Planning and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein last week declared the new Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015, which comes into effect on 20 May 2015.

The Scheme was prepared as part of the statewide planning reform process and the Southern Tasmanian Regional Planning Initiative. The cooperative approach involved the 12 councils of the Southern Tasmanian Council's Authority.

Hobart, Tasmania
Above: Hobart, Tasmania / by Leo Laporte.

The Interim Scheme will replace the City of Hobart Planning Scheme 1982 and the Battery Point Planning Scheme 1979. The Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997 will remain as a separate planning scheme until the statewide planning scheme is developed by the State Government scheduled for 2016.

Chairman of Hobart Council's City Planning Committee, Jeff Briscoe, said the Interim Scheme will be placed on public exhibition from 30 May 2015 until 13 July 2015.

"I encourage property owners and residents to inform themselves of the Scheme's provisions that apply to their areas of interest. If they think improvements could be made or simply wish to comment more generally about the scheme, then a representation in writing can be made during the public exhibition period," he said.

Following the exhibition period, the council will submit a report to the Tasmanian Planning Commission on the representations received and the operation of the scheme generally.

More information about the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 is available from the Hobart City Council website at <http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Development/Planning/Planning_Schemes/Hobart_Interim_Planning_Scheme_2015>.

Photo: Hobart, Tasmania / 'Hobart Night' / Leo Laporte / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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