Current Planning Scheme

The current Scheme for the municipality is the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015.

Planning schemes in Tasmania are statutory documents implementing the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA).  Each municipality in Tasmania is currently governed by an ‘interim’ scheme as part of broader planning reform that is being implemented across the whole of Tasmania by the State Government.

LUPAA identifies an assessment process for planning applications, and the Scheme provides the detailed assessment criteria to be used by Council for each application. Issues to be considered include property zone, use class, proposal design, impact on others and environmental issues.

To find out more about the planning scheme, you can visit:

Incorporated PDF documents in the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015:

Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Fact Sheets

You may also want to view the Council’s Kingborough Land Use Strategy (May, 2019) (PDF).


Consultation with Council officers prior to submitting your proposed development or use will help to ensure that all factors are considered as part of the project design, and relevant issues are identified and considered in the early stages of the proposal.

Planning enquiries, specific to a property, can be made at the iPlan website.

  • Kingborough Council Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston
  • Bruny Island Service Centre, Bruny Island Main Road, Alonnah
  • Tasmanian Planning Commission, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart

If you wish to speak with a planner either in person or over the phone please call customer service on (03) 6211 8200.