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.
- Summary – Correct errors identified in Clause 14.5.1 A1 and P1 Lot Design of the Environmental Living Zones.
- Letter of approval
- Approved amendment
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 Planning Scheme Amendments
Amendment PSA-2019-3 – has been certified as suitable for public exhibition by Kingborough Council. Exhibition period is Wednesday 21st August 2019 to Wednesday 18th September 2019.
- The proposal is to amend the existing Former Kingston High School Site Specific Area Plan within the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 by it as the Kingston Park Specific Area Plan; rezoning land from Urban Mixed Use Zone to Inner Residential Zone, Community Purpose Zone and Open Space Zone; rezoning land from Central Business Zone to Inner Residential Zone and Urban Mixed Use Zone; rezoning land from Open Space Zone to Urban Mixed Use Zone and Central Business Zone; rezoning land from Community Purpose Zone to Open Space Zone, Urban Mixed Use Zone and Central Business Zone; removing reference to the ‘Development Plan by Beca, 2013’; introducing planning provisions that aim to improve public amenity, housing diversity and environmental outcomes; and aligning the planning provisions within the Kingston Park Specific Area Plan with the requirements of the State Planning Provisions.
Amendment PSA-2018-4 – section 39 report forwarded to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (14 June 2019).
- Rezone a portion of the site from Community Purpose Zone to Environmental Management Zone, correct errors to title references in existing site specific qualifications, introduce local area objectives to the Community Purpose Zone and introduce an additional discretionary use to the Community Purpose Zone. The draft amendment relates to the land at 31 and 41 Nubeena Crescent, Taroona.
Amendment PSA-2018-3 – section 39 report forwarded to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (10 July 2019)
- Rezone a portion of the land at 15 Home Avenue, Blackmans Bay from General Residential and Low Density Residential (Area B) to General Residential, Low Density Residential (Area C) and Open Space Zone. The amendment also proposes to remove the Landslide Hazard Area overlay from the site. An associated section 43A development application (DAS-2018-15) has also been lodged.