The Tasmanian Government is moving all Councils to a single planning scheme, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said some Councils had already converted to the new Tasmanian Planning Scheme, some were in the process of engaging communities about it and some, like Kingborough, were yet to be given approval by the State Government to start formal public exhibition.
“There have been some concerns raised that landowners will not receive information about the move to the new Tasmanian Planning Scheme and that they will miss the opportunity to comment on changes when public exhibition begins,” Cr Wriedt said.
“At the 3 April Meeting, Council agreed that information about moving to the new scheme would be attached to the June/July Council rates notice, should the timing of public consultation line up with the rates notice delivery,” Cr Wriedt said.
“Should the timing of the exhibition period not line up with the June/July rates notices, then direct mailed letters/emails will go out to all landholders.
“Information to be provided with the rates notice or by direct mail will explain the overall move to the Kingborough planning scheme, the process for consultation and how community members can find out more about proposed changes to individual properties.
“Information such as what their property might be rezoned to, how to make a representation about the changes, and factsheets and videos explaining the various planning documents, zones and codes, will be on Council’s website once consultation opens.
“Council’s planning staff will also be ready to provide advice about proposed changes and answer questions.
“Kingborough Council will be going above and beyond the statutory requirements for public exhibition and consultation on the move to the new Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
“As always, should you have any further inquiries about the incoming Tasmanian Planning Scheme, please call 62118200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”