Two well-attended PMAT community meetings in the Central Highlands municipality have resulted in the first plans to resist the State Government’s council amalgamation plans. Meetings at Ouse and Bothwell this week decided to petition state parliament against the move and called on the local council to conduct further community meetings.
Tasmania Planning Scheme
In the lead up to the 16 November 2022 Hobart Town Hall public meeting – ‘Mac Point’s Future’ – PMAT has released an image showing the potential scale
of the proposed stadium on Mac Point and questions whether the construction of an AFL grade stadium at Mac Point is the best future for the site and Hobart?
Phase 2 of the State Government’s planning reform is underway and includes a review of the State Planning Provisions (SPPs), introduction of the Tasmanian Planning Policies, the creation of a regional land use planning framework, and a review of the three Regional Land Use Strategies. The SPPs also require review for consistency with State Policies and the Tasmanian Planning Policies once they are finalised.
PMAT Media Release: Another Planning Review – The Best Chance to Improve Land Use Planning in Tasmania
The Tasmanian Government is currently consulting over the scope of issues to be considered in the statutory review of Tasmania’s State Planning Provisions (SPPs).
The Solicitor General has cited changes to Tasmania’s planning laws as ‘complex and prescriptive’ in an analysis that makes a mockery of Government’s pledge to make planning rules ‘simpler, cheaper and fairer’.
The Tasmanian Government is seeking your input on the Scoping Paper of the draft Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs). The TPPs will also guide the review of Tasmania’s three regional land use strategies and the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
During the Tasmania 2021 state election PMAT urged voters to call on all political candidates to defend the right of every Tasmanian to have a say over their own future.
PMAT wants strategic, visionary land use planning where communities have a voice. PMAT is unapologetically non-partisan. We want politicians elected who have strong planning credentials.
PMAT launched its online campaign to highlight ongoing and anticipated attempts by the Gutwein Government to water down planning rules. PMAT seeks a commitment from all candidates in the May 1 2021 state election for stronger planning rules and regulations which better reflect community expectations and protect our Tasmanian brand.
PMAT today welcomed the decision of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) to reject a motion seeking to investigate removing planning decisions from councils and to have councils replaced by ‘independent’ expert panels.