The Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) has been drafted and is now being exhibited from 24 January to 31 May 2022 for public review and submissions (representations).
The representation period in now closed
Huon Valley Draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)
Following the introduction of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS), the Council (as planning authority) endorsed its draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) at a meeting in May 2019. An updated version of the proposed LPS was also endorsed at Council’s meeting in May 2021. You can find the Draft Local Provisions Schedule Supporting Report and all the Appendices here.
The draft LPS includes the proposed planning scheme provisions, maps and code overlays and will form part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme when the LPS is completed and approved by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (Commission).
Exhibition of draft LPS and lodgement of representations
Following a direction from the Commission to Council and the granted extension period of 30 days, the draft LPS will now be exhibited from 24 January 2022 to 31 May 2022. This provides for a required 60 day exhibition period and the further 30 days.
During this time, we will be making the draft LPS available to the community to consider. Hard copies can be viewed at the Council’s Customer Service centre.
LPS Interactive Map
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Video One: Exhibition of Local Provisions Schedule
Video Two: How is zoning applied?
How to make a statutory representation and what to include and not include
During the above exhibition period, written representations (submissions) on the draft LPS will be able to be lodged with Council.
A representation in relation to content and merits of the draft LPS as contained in the written instrument and the zone and overlay maps can be made on whether:
- a provision of the draft LPS is inconsistent with a provision of the State Planning Provisions; or
- the draft LPS should, or should not, apply a provision of the State Planning Provisions to an area of land; or
- the draft LPS should, or should not, contain a provision in the nature of a Particular Purpose Zone, a Specific Area Plan, or a Site Specific Qualification that will add to, modify or substitute for the State Planning Provisions as they apply to land or part of land within the Huon Valley municipal area (Section 35E of the Act).
- Any matter in your representation that does not relate to the content or merit of the draft LPS will not be able to be taken as part of a representation.
- For a submission to be considered a representation on the draft LPS it needs to be lodged during the exhibition period and not before or after the exhibition period. Therefore, please ensure it is lodged during the actual period of exhibition in order to be able to be considered as a representation.
Please visit the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s website for further information about how to make a representation.
It is recommended you discuss your proposal with a planning consultant who may be able to assist with its preparation.
In order for a representation to be considered it must:
- Be in writing.
- Clearly identify the person or body who is making the representation, signed and dated by that person.
- If an incorporated or non-incorporated body, include proof of authority or nomination to make representation on behalf of said body.
- Contact details of the person making the representation.
- Facts and reasons to explain your support for, or opposition to, all or any part of the draft LPS that relates to the content or merit of the draft LPS.
Consideration of representations
The Council will consider the representations that are received and provide a report to the Commission on those representations. The Commission will then consider all representations received in response to the draft LPS during the exhibition period, and conduct public hearings on the representations and other matters it is required to consider. Once hearings have concluded, the Commission will prepare a report to the Minister for Planning which includes the Commission’s recommendations.
Further information about the hearing process is on the Commission’s website.
Commencement of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme within the Huon Valley
After the Commission has completed its consideration of the draft LPS, with the agreement of the Minister, it can then approve the LPS. The LPS will come into effect on a date published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette by the Commission.
Once the LPS comes into effect it forms part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and establishes how the Tasmanian Planning Scheme will apply to land within the Huon Valley. The TPS will replace the current Huon Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (Planning Scheme).
It is anticipated the TPS will apply during 2022 within the Huon Valley. The TPS will apply a different set of planning provisions to properties than those that apply under the current Planning Scheme.