Planning

The Council is responsible for statutory and strategic land use and development, including the assessment of applications for use and development on land and under the Huon Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015, and assessment of planning scheme amendments, subdivisions and strata schemes.

You can view current advertised planning applications on our live map.

Planning and building approvals

Planning approval and building approval are two separate processes.

Often a particular use or development of land may require approvals under both processes (which requires two applications).

Building work or Land Use

You may need a planning permit if you intend to:

  • Undertake building works;
  • make alterations to a building;
  • change the use of a building (such as from a house to a bed & breakfast);
  • undertake land clearing;
  • excavate land or place fill;
  • erect signage; or
  • make other modifications to a building or land.

You may also need a Building application permit.

Further information

Planning Fees

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 2020-21 FeesGST Included #
Planning Scheme Amendment
Planning Scheme Amendment Fee (Section 33 of LUPAA)(plus any applicable TPC costs)$10,000 or 0.15% of estimated project construction cost which ever is greater to a maximum $21,000, plus Planning Scheme Amendment Advertising Fee (25% refund if Scheme Amendment is not initiated pursuant to section 34 of LUPAA)
Application for Planning Scheme Amendment and Development Application (Combined Application under Section 43A of LUPAA) and applicable Development Assessment Fee and Advertising Notification Fee plus any applicable TPC costsSame fees as Planning Scheme Amendment Fee for Section 33 Application plus Applicable Development Application Fee ( less 10%) and Advertising Notification Fee
Urgent Amendment Application Fee: Section 30I(A) of LUPAA$1,092.00
where lodged with Council and not the TPC
Application Fee - Minor amendment to Permit - Section 43K of LUPAA$391.50
Substantial Commencement Assessment Fee: Section 43I(4A) of LUPAA$330.00
Use and Development (Not for change of use)
Development Assessment Fee is based on the estimated project costs: Sections 57 or 58 of LUPAA (plus Advertising/Notification fees, as applicable)
Preliminary Planning Assessment / No Permit Required$155.00
Advertising / Notification Fee (Section 57 of LUPAA)$310.00#
Advertising Notification Fee ( Scheme Amendment + Level 2 Activity: Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994)$955.00#
Permitted or Discretionary Use or Development
Permitted
Residential Alterations including Ancillary Unit, Extensions, Outbuildings (Section 58 of LUPAA)$310.00
Single Residential Dwelling - Permitted Use or Development (Section 58 of LUPAA)$385.00
Discretionary
Residential Alterations including Ancillary Unit, Extensions, Outbuildings (Section 57 of LUPAA), plus Adv Fee$415.00
Single Residential Dwelling - Discretionary Use or Development (Section 57 of LUPAA), plus Adv Fee$670.00
Other Use and/or Development, plus adv fee if discretionary
Estimated Value: 0 to $75,000 $530.00
Estimated Value: $75,001-$1,000,000$825.00
Estimated Value: $1,000,001-$2,000,000$1,700.00
Estimated Value: $2,000,001-$3,500,000$3,600.00
Estimated Value: $3,500,001-$5,000,000$7,250.00
Estimated Value: $5,000,001-$10,000,000$14,500.00
Estimated Value: Over $10,000,000$22,000.00
Change of use or partial change of use
Change of use - No development – Permitted (Section 58 of LUPAA)$350.00
Change of use - No Development - Discretionary (Section 57 of LUPAA), plus Adv Fee$495.00
Signage
Permitted Application Sign(s) (Section 58 of LUPAA)$165.00
Discretionary Application Sign(s) (Section 57 of LUPAA)$330.00
Application fee - Minor amendment to permit: Section 56 LUPAA
Minor Amendment Request to amend Permit conditions of Planning Permit - Permitted Application (Section 56 of LUPAA), plus, for Use or Development exceeding $200,000 in project value or Subdivisions of any value, 10% of the original application invoiced fee including the original advertising costs. $310.00
Minor Amendment Request to amend Permit conditions of Planning Permit - Discretionary Application (Section 57 of LUPAA), plus, for Use or Development exceeding $200,000 in project value or Subdivisions of any value, 10% of the original application invoiced fee including the original advertising costs. $370.00
Part 5 Agreement (Section 71 OF LUPAA)
Part 5 Agreement Lodgement Fee$380.00
Part 5 Agreement - Council Drafting Fee (plus Lodgement Fee)$1,060.00
Amendment to Part 5 Agreement Fee: Section 75 (plus Lodgement Fee)$330.00
End Part 5 Agreement Application Fee: Section 74(3)$165.00
Subdivisions and boundary adjustments (Discretionary Applications)
Subdivision Applications & Applications for re-organisation of property boundaries (plus Advertising Fee) (Section 57 of LUPAA)$700.00
Plus, per lot including balance lot for
subdivisions
$108.00
Plus Advertising Fee (Section 57 of LUPAA)$310.00#
Minor Boundary Adjustments
Minor boundary adjustment (Part C.9 – Clause 9.3.1 of HVIPS 2015)$370.00
Sealing of final plan
Fee for assessing if Final Plan complies with Planning Permit conditions (for Subdivisions or Boundary Adjustments) prior to sealing of final plan; plus, for Use or Development exceeding $200,000 in project value or Subdivisions of any value, 10% of the original application invoiced fee including the original advertising costs. $175.00
Sealing of Final Plan (per final plan) (Section 89 of LGBMP)(plus Land Titles Office fees)$380.00
Plus per lot including balance lot$44.00
Inspection fee (site visit) for Subdivisions or Boundary Adjustments (where applicable) to assess compliance with Planning Permit condition(s) prior to sealing final plan.$175.00
Sealed plan amendment
Amend Sealed Plan: Petition to Amend a Sealed Plan Application Fee (Section 103 Local Government (BMP) Act 1993)$360.00
Hearing preparation costs$500.00
Hearing costs$1,100.00
Exemption Application Fee (Section 115) (Includes application for exemption and certification of plan)$690.00
Plus per lot including balance lot$108.00
Certificate - Section 90 LG (BMP) Act 1993
Certificate of Non- Application of Subdivision Requirements Fee (Section 90)$330.00
Adhesion Order
Adhesion Order Application Fee (Section 110)$330.00
Discharge of Adhesion Order (Section 110)$330.00
Substantial Commencement
Application for extension of time for Substantial Commencement$175.00
Substantial Commencement Inspection Fee (per Inspection)$175.00#
Compliance - Additional Inspections
Additional Inspection - Inspection fee to review non-compliance with Planning Permit Condition(s) (per inspection)$175.00#
Staged Development Schemes / Strata Plans (Strata Titles Act 1998)
Staged Development Scheme
Fee for assessing if Staged Strata Development Scheme complies with Planning Permit conditions$175.00
Certificate of Approval Staged Development Scheme Application Fee (Section 36 & Section 37 of Strata Titles Act 1998) (+ Inspection Fee where required)$330.00
Plus per stage$165.00
Inspection Fee (per Inspection)$175.00#
Variation of Staged Development Scheme Application Fee (Section 42) (+ Inspection Fee where required)$275.00
Inspection Fee (per Inspection)$175.00
Strata Plan
Certificate of Approval for Strata Plan: Section 31 of Strata Titles Act 1998$380.00
Plus per unit$140.00
Inspection Fee (per Inspection)$175.00#
Amendment, Consolidation and Cancellation of Strata Plan (Sections 19, 22 & 27 of Strata Titles Act 1998)$275.00#
Community Development Scheme
Certificate of Approval for Community Development Scheme - Application Fee (Section 53 & 54)(+ Inspection Fee where required)$330.00
Plus per stage$165.00
Inspection Fee (per Inspection) if required$175.00
Variation of Community Development Scheme Application Fee (Section 58)(+ Inspection Fee where required)$275.00
Inspection Fee (per Inspection)$175.00#
Miscellaneous Fees
Local Government Act 1993
Section 337 Miscellaneous Fee- Pre-purchase Inspection and Report (Section 337 Only)$660.00
Miscellaneous Fee - Hard copy lodgement & handling of plans & documents, per Document$16.50#
Sealing of documentation: Sealing of documentation not listed elsewhere on this schedule, including cancellation of Council Seal$275.00#
Planning Compliance
Any Application seeking to authorise non approved use or development undertaken or operating without prior approval under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993Fees applicable are double applicable application fees (plus advertising fee where applicable)
Development Engineering
Engineering plan approval and audit inspection fee (civil works)
Development/Subdivision Fees for review and approval of design and engineering plan documentation for approved works; assessment of documentation for compliance planning permit compliance and compliance with other related approvals; administration; audit inspections of works; (where infrastructure is to be taken over by Council)2% of the contract value of the construction works or 2% of the estimated cost of the engineering works as prepared be the consulting engineer of a contract has not been let Minimum $700.00
Development/Subdivision Fees for review and approval of design and engineering plan documentation for approved works; assessment of documentation for compliance planning permit compliance and compliance with other related approvals; administration; audit inspections of works; (where infrastructure is not to be taken over by Council)$350.00#
Inspection Fee for all development and subdivision works including inspections required for each development engineering hold point$175.00#
Additional Inspection Fee$175.00#
Additional Engineering inspection(s) due to incomplete work$175.00#
Permit to carry out works in a road reservation$250.00#
Crossover Deposit
Building works adjacent to sealed road$1,160.00
Building works adjacent to gravel road$290.00
Community Infrastructure Contribution
Per dwelling, Unit or Lot created (Stormwater works)$1,450.00
Stormwater
Stormwater Connection Application Fee, plus Eng Inspection Fee$95.00
Engineer Inspection Fee$175.00#