Strategic Planning


The Regional Land Use Strategy for Northern Tasmania is the principal statutory tool used by the State and establishes a range of land use, social, environmental, economic and cultural objectives for a 20-year period.  This strategy was approved by the Minister for Planning. There are also a range of other statutory requirements and State Policies that establish strategic planning obligations on Council.  These can be obtained from the Tasmanian Planning Commission website


Information on State Government planning reform programs can be obtained from the Tasmanian Planning Commission and Department of Premier and Cabinet websites.


The Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS) was made by the Minister for planning on 22 February 2017. The TSP sets all of the operative, administrative and consequential provisions for planning schemes in Tasmania. It will be introduced in each Council area as Local Provisions Schedules are approved by the Commission. These will provide the local content of planning schemes and must include the zoning and overlay maps for the planning scheme and any other local content.


A new TPS will contain provisions that will transform the existing commercial activities into a commercial, retail, service and social centre of the future West Tamar Council Local Government area.


Council will shortly undertake work on developing local planning provisions and residents, businesses and the wider community will be able to provide comment.


A summary of Council’s strategic land use planning policies is provided under sections 2 and 3 of the West Tamar Interim Planning Scheme 2013, which can be obtained from this link.


Legana Structure Plan

The Legana Structure Plan is a strategic blueprint for how Legana will grow over the next 20 years and beyond. Legana is often cited as being the fastest growing area in Tasmania and will become a major regional centre.  The Structure Plan will ensure that Legana remains a great place to live, work and play for the future. 

The Structure Plan has two parts, one for Legana as a whole and another for the Town Centre.

Final Legana Local Area Structure Plan  (23.5 MB)

FINAL Legana Town Centre Report  (22.5 MB)

All questions and comments should be directed to any of the elected members or Council’s Municipal Planner on 6323 9300 or email

Legana Main Street Project

Legana Grove, Legana

UPDATE: To minimise public inconvenience, the road closure has been postponed until further notice.

Access to the Legana shopping centre, Salvo’s, the Reject Shop and the Tyre Mechanic via Legana Grove will be maintained.

The section of Legana Grove between the Tyre Mechanic and the Reject Shop will be closed to all through traffic at a later date, to be advised.

For road safety, please adhere to all road signs.

Road Closure enquiries may be directed to Elizabeth Hickman on 6323 9300.

Signs have been put up in the Legana Shopping Centre's surrounds, providing further information on the Legana Main Street Project.

During this time Council apologises for any inconvenience and access will be maintained to all existing businesses, including the Legana Central Shopping Centre.  This webpage will be updated on a weekly basis to keep local residence, businesses and visitors to Legana informed of any changes to the construction process.

In addition to the construction of the new street, Council will undertake consultation over the next 6 to 12 months for a new Tasmanian Planning Scheme which includes future plans for the Legana town centre.

Any questions and comments about the project should be directed to Council’s Municipal Planner on 6323 9300 or email

The project has been made possible through a generous contribution from the Federal Government.

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