Update on the Kingborough Draft Local Provision Schedule (LPS)
In 2015 the Tasmanian Government commenced a process to roll out a single planning scheme for Tasmania, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. The Kingborough Draft LPS (Kingborough’s component of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme) is currently with the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration. Once the Commission has completed their assessment of the Kingborough Draft LPS, Council will undertake public consultation that will provide people with an opportunity to provide input on the proposed changes.
Presently, the Tasmanian Planning Commission is having to work through the conversion of 29 existing planning schemes across the state to the new Tasmanian Planning Scheme, so different Councils will be exhibiting for public comment at different times. Some Councils have already converted to new Tasmanian Planning Scheme, some are in the process of engaging communities about it and some, like Kingborough are yet to be given approval to start the consultation process.
When Kingborough Council begins to consult with the community, people will be able to confirm what zoning is being proposed for their land and may then also make a representation if they want to indicate support, object or raise a concern with what is being proposed.
When the consultation process begins, Council will be able to consider any submissions from the public and where appropriate recommend changes to what is being proposed to the Tasmanian Planning Commission.
At this stage Council is unable to advise when public consultation will occur, but as soon as we know that we can proceed, Council will inform the public that this is happening through the media and our website and social media channels.
What is the Tasmanian Planning Scheme?
The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will deliver consistency in the planning controls applying across the State. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will replace the existing Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015.
As part of the process Kingborough Council is required to prepare its own LPS for approval by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission). Preparation of the LPS includes strategically considering the application of zoning and code overlays for the municipality. The decision making is guided by the existing planning controls under the current Planning Scheme in addition to the direction of the new State Planning Provisions (SPPs).
The process that each Council must undertake is detailed on the Tasmanian Planning Commission website (external link), but as a simple guide, it involves the preparation of the Local Planning Schedules for endorsement at a Council Meeting. The Council endorsed LPS and maps are then sent to the Commission for consideration (see below for ‘Council adopted version of draft LPS’).
Once the draft Kingborough LPS is reviewed by the Commission to make sure it meets all of the legislative requirements under the Act, the Commission will direct Council to commence the public consultation process.
Council adopted version of draft LPS
Kingborough’s draft LPS was endorsed by Council on 9 December 2019 and again on 11 February 2020, when errors on the LPS mapping were fixed.
You can view the LPS supporting report here: Kingborough LPS Supporting report;
and relevant mapping on Council’s interactive mapping tool: Kingborough Draft Local Provision Schedule (LPS) (arcgis.com)
However, it should be noted that the draft LPS may be amended as part of the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s review and as such, enquiries about the proposed changes are best to be delayed until the formal public consultation period.
Tasmanian Planning Commission’s Assessment of the draft LPS
The Kingborough draft LPS was submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC) on 13 December 2019. Council was notified on 2 March 2020 that the TPC has all of the information they need to proceed with their assessment. Details of the Commission’s Assessment is provided on their website.
At this point in time there is no indication when public consultation will occur, however Council will advertise the dates for consultation through:
- The Mercury’s Public Notices
- Council website
- Council’s social media channels
- Articles in the Kingborough Chronicle and Kingston and Channel Classifieds
The public consultation will be open for 60 days, and the dates will be specified by the Commission.
We also aim to set up an interactive online engagement platform and organise information sessions to help people understand the new scheme.
Members of the public will be able to view the draft scheme during the consultation period on the iView website (a link will be provided through the Kingborough website). Members of the public will be invited to make submissions to Council. Please note that submissions will not be considered until the consultation period opens.
Following the consultation period, the Commission is likely to hold hearings to consider the submissions to the Scheme. This may result in further iterations of the draft Scheme, which would then be re-advertised.
When the Commission is satisfied that no further amendments or hearings are required, it will publish its decision and announce the date that the new Planning Scheme will come into effect.
- Tasmanian Planning Reform website (external link)
- Tasmanian Planning Commission website (external link) – for progress updates and information about the progress of each Council’s LPS and current planning scheme amendments underway.