Urgent Planning Scheme Amendments
Urgent planning scheme amendments may be made to interim planning schemes under section 30IA 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
- Include a new definition for ‘hazardous chemical of a manifest quantity’ in clause E3.3.1.
- Include an amended definition for ‘hazardous use’ in clause E3.3.1.
- Substitute subclause E3.4(f) and include a new subclause after E3.4(f) to exempt use or development of land from the Landslide Code for Extractive industry within a mining lease, excluding a hazardous use.
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 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.
Current Planning Scheme Amendments
- Rezone the land zoned Environmental Living to Commercial and Environmental Management at 202 Channel Highway, Kingston (CT 164731/202) and Commercial at 11 Spring Farm Road, Kingston (CT 62794/4)
- Rezoning of part of 37-59 Maranoa Road, Kingston from General Business to Inner Residential and partial removal of the Biodiversity Protection Area Overlay.
- Insert a Bushfire-Prone Areas Overlay map into Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 as recommended by the Tasmania Fire Service.
- Rezone a portion of the land at 86 Burwood Drive, Blackmans Bay from Low Density Residential to General Residential. The area proposed for rezoning is approved as a residential subdivision and development has substantially commenced.
- 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.