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.
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.
Amendment PSA-2020-2 to the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 has received approval by the Tasmanian Planning Commission and may be viewed during normal office hours at the public office of Kingborough Council, 15 Channel Highway, or see below. A copy of the amended Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 can also be viewed at www.iplan.tas.gov.au.
The amendment became effective as of 23 February 2021 as follows:
PSA-2020-2 – Include additional incorporated documents in Appendix 1 – Referenced and Incorporated Documents and to amend references to the incorporated documents within the planning scheme.
- Tasmanian Planning Commission advice of decision
- Tasmanian Planning Commission decision and reasons
- Approved amendment PSA-2020-2
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.