Current Planning Scheme


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

Planning schemes are statutory documents implementing the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA).  Each municipality in Tasmania has their own scheme; including ‘interim’ schemes, or if they have transitioned as part of the State Government Planning Reform, they would be on the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

Information about the incoming Tasmanian Planning Scheme

The Scheme provides the criteria to be used to determine if a planning permit is required and which assessments are required, depending on the planning controls that affect the site, such as zones and overlays.

LUPAA requires that a planning assessment includes an assessment against the Scheme, elements of LUPAA and representations received for applications that are required to be advertised. 

Useful links:

      Link to information on the incoming Tasmanian Planning Scheme      Link to Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Zoning & Overlays Maps

Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Fact Sheets


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.

For basic and initial advice the Planning Technical Officer is available between 9am and 4pm (appointments are preferred). For more complicated enquiries with a Planning Officer appointments must be made. Available on the hour from 10am to 3pm. Please call Customer Service on (03) 6211 8200 to make an appointment.

You can also request advice by writing to:

Planning Department, Kingborough Council, Locked Bag 1, Kingston TAS 7050

or email:

or phone: (03) 6211 8200