Update: February 2023
The Huon Valley Council agreed to endorse the report containing representations and recommendations made on the exhibited Draft Huon Valley Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) at its meeting on Wednesday 25 January 2023.
The report under Section 35F of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 has now been submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration.
Representors will have further opportunity to engage in the process and raise any concerns at the Commission’s public hearings. Representors and landowners are encouraged to review the Section 35F report in anticipation of the upcoming hearings. The Tasmanian Planning Commission will advise each representor regarding hearing dates.
Follow this link to find the Council meeting report and attachments, including Council’s position regarding each representation:
The Council received 415 representations throughout the exhibition period which raised several issues and concerns around the Draft LPS, particularly the application of the Landscape Conservation Zone and the Agriculture Zone.
Council has acknowledged that the Huon Valley has unique topography, land title structure (with a large proportion of lots between 1ha and 10ha in size), historical land use and a broad Valley landscape that makes application of the Landscape Conservation Zone difficult.
Part of the new council’s process for the progression of this report was the development of principles related to the application of the Landscape Conservation Zone and the Agricultural Zone. These principles can be viewed on pages 12, 13 and 20 of the section 35F report (link provided above) and will be put to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration.
Flowchart of Draft Local Provisions Schedule Approval Process
The Tasmanian Government is reforming the State’s planning system by introducing a single planning scheme for the State – the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
The Tasmanian Planning Scheme comprises two parts:
- The State Planning Provisions (SPPs), and
- The Local Provisions Schedules (LPSs)
- Current Interim Planning Scheme
- New State Planning Provisions
- Tasmanian Planning Scheme FAQS & Fact Sheets
In 2014 amendments were made to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA) that enabled the Council as a Planning Authority to commence the process of implementing the current planning scheme, the Huon Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (Interim Planning Scheme) which became effective on 31 August 2015.
Further amendments were made to the LUPPA effective from 17 December 2015 for the introduction of a single planning scheme for the State – the Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS). These amendments enabled the State Planning Provisions to be implemented and commenced in 2017.
Huon Valley draft Local Provisions Schedule, maps and overlays (LPS)
The Council, as planning authority, is responsible for preparing the draft LPS for the Huon Valley municipal area.
The draft LPS includes zone and code provisions and overlay maps, local area objectives, particular purpose zones, specific area plans, site-specific qualifications, and other local planning provisions.
Current provisions of the LUPPA and some former provisions of the LUPPA that applied before 17 December 2015, apply to the draft LPS and its preparation and its content.
Structure and form of the LPS
The draft LPS is required to be in accordance with the structure and form set out in the Local Provisions Schedule Requirements (LP1.0) of the SPPs, Guideline No.1 – Local Provisions Schedule Zone and Code Application and relevant Practice Notes issued by the Commission.
Further information is set out below and also on the Commission website about these requirements.
Huon Valley Draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS-HUO-TPS)
At its meeting on 22 May 2019 the Planning Authority endorsed a previous version of the draft LPS. Following that decision, the former draft LPS was referred to the Commission for its consideration.
The Commission then arranged for post lodgment conferences to be held in 2019 with Council officers to discuss the draft LPS documentation and maps submitted to the Commission.
The agenda of these conferences are displayed on the Commission’s website. The most recent conference was held in January 2021.
The Council (as planning authority) endorsed a revised version of the draft Huon Valley Local Provisions Schedule (draft LPS) at its meeting on 19 May 2021.
In May 2021 after the meeting, the draft LPS, maps and overlays were sent to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (Commission).
Index – Appendices to the Draft LPS Supporting Report