New planning scheme for Glenorchy
The critical step to bring all planning schemes into line across the state has been made by
Glenorchy City Council.
From today, the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Glenorchy is in effect.
Council has been working towards this since the State Government introduced the concept
for a single planning scheme for Tasmania in 2015. Following this, the scheme controls were
developed and considered through a broad community engagement and independent panel
hearing process, before finally being approved on 18 August 2021.
The new Statewide Planning Scheme introduces a single set of planning rules that will apply
consistently across the State through State Planning Provisions (SPPs).
SPPs are applied in each Council through the Local Provisions Schedule, that include zoning
maps, overlays and locally unique planning rules such as important area-specific qualities
that recognise things we value such as heritage and the environment.
Significant to Glenorchy, it also includes specific controls for special areas such as the
Glenorchy Activity Centre, Claremont Peninsular and Wilkinsons Point.
The Tasmanian Planning Scheme Glenorchy will replace the Glenorchy Interim Planning
Scheme 2015 (GIPS 2015).
The Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Glenorchy is available via the State Government website
– www.iplan.tas.gov.au. Further information can be found on Council’s website at
https://www.gcc.tas.gov.au/services/planning-and-building/planning-and-development/tasmanian-planning-scheme-glenorchy/ or by calling (03) 6216 6800.
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