Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Amendments

Urgent Planning Scheme Amendments

Urgent planning scheme amendments may be made to interim planning schemes under section 30IA of the former provisions of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.  An urgent amendment is authorised by the Minister for Planning and Local Government where it meets the Act requirements and must not prejudice the public interest.  An approved urgent amendment is advertised for 14 days however, no representation period is applicable.  These types of amendments are more often requested by Councils to rectify anomalies in an interim planning scheme.

Current Urgent Amendments

Urgent Amendment UA3-2019 – in operation as of 19 July 2019.

Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning scheme amendments are requests received by Councils for amendments to planning schemes which sometimes includes a combined planning permit request.  These types of amendment applications are initiated under section 34 of the former provisions of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.  This process requires Council to certify and advertise a draft amendment for public comment.  Any person may then provide comments to the Council within the prescribed period.  Council then considers any responses and reports to the Tasmanian Planning Commission.  Where comments are received, it is usual practice for the Commission to hold hearings and a decision, which provides opportunity for modifications where approved, is then made.

The Commission has created a flowchart of the approval process for amendment of planning schemes.

The Commission has also created a flowchart of the approval process for a combined permit and amendment of planning schemes.

Current Amendments

Amendment PSA-2020-2 has been certified as suitable for public exhibition by Kingborough Council at the Council Meeting on the 9th June 2020. The amendment will be advertised from Wednesday 17th June 2020 to Wednesday 15th July 2020.

 Any representations from interested persons must be lodge in writing with the General Manager, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston 7050 or by email to, and must be received by Wednesday 15th July 2020.


  • The Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 currently references several external documents that are relied upon to make planning decisions. These documents were used in the previous planning scheme and were carried across to Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015. Some of these documents were not listed in the incorporated documents section of the planning scheme.
  • The purpose of the amendment is to correct this error and to formally incorporate a list of supplementary documents in Appendix 1 of the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015. The amendment also seeks to update and correct reference to these documents throughout the text of the planning scheme.