What is Planning?

Property Zoning Map


Council regulates the use and development of the land in its municipal area through the administration of the planning approval process. Proposals are assessed against Council's planning scheme and the State's planning legislation, primarily the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA).  This Act details the process Council is required to follow.  The approval process is primarily concerned with the impact of a proposal on the site and neighbouring land.  Some of the issues considered are:      

  • Will it cause overshadowing or a loss of privacy for neighbours?
  • Is it located an appropriate distance from the property boundaries?
  • Is the scale and size of the development appropriate for the area?
  • Is there adequate car parking?
  • Does it create any access or traffic safety issues?
  • Are the hours of operation appropriate for the area?
  • Are there any environmental constraints that need to be considered?  

West Tamar Interim Planning Scheme 2013 - Zones - last updated 15 July 2021

West Tamar Interim Planning Scheme 2013 - Codes - last updated 15 July 2021

Zone Mapbook 2013 (5.6MB)
Overlay Mapbook 2013 (16.1MB)

Planning - Forms and Information

Planning Application Checklist.pdf
Development Application Form - Section 57-58 (222.1 KB)
Notice of Election for a Court Hearing (140.6 KB)

Visitor Accommodation Use in Existing Buildings

The Standard Application Package comprises an Application for Planning Permit and a Building Self-assessment Form.

Visitor-Accommodation-Standard-Application-Package-1-August-2018.pdf (200KB)
New Visitor Accommodation Use information Sheet.PDF (160KB)

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