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

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