Carrick - Planning Survey

Council has recently received a number of enquiries and a petition about the types of unit developments and subdivisions currently allowed in Carrick. Some people think development is good, attracts people to live in Carrick and provides opportunity for property owners to grow the value of their land. Others think development will change the character of Carrick and the features that motivated people to move to the area. Others are supportive of development but want infrastructure (such as roads, footpaths etc.) to keep up with the change.

Under the Tasmanian Planning Scheme (the Scheme), the Tasmanian Government sets the rules that determine what development can happen in Carrick. However, Council is able to represent the views of the community and seek amendments to the Scheme.

How will my survey responses help?
Seeking changes (amendments) to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme requires Council to enter into a range of formal processes. By completing the survey, you can help Council determine if a change is justified.


About the Planning Scheme in Carrick

Who sets the planning rules and what rules are currently in place?
The planning rules are set by the State Government, not Council and they are referred to as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme - Meander Valley. Development in Carrick is different depending on the area. Under the Planning Scheme, Carrick has three areas defined as:

Village area (includes some properties that are heritage listed)
General Residential area (includes some properties that are heritage listed)
Rural Living area

Within the Village and General Residential areas, some properties have additional controls in place to preserve their heritage value, while others may be developed into urban style lots. In the Rural Living area, future subdivision of larger blocks into two or more smaller blocks may also occur.

The map below shows where these three areas (or zones) are:

How do I find out what area my property is located in?
Click here to perform a search of your property and to view or download a "Property Report". The Property Report will describe the "area" or "zone" that your property is situated within.


About the survey

What will happen to my responses?
Survey responses will be collated and considered by Council and the results of the survey will be made available to the public with all personal details removed.

How long do I have to complete the survey?
Surveys will need to be returned to Council by 24 December, 2021. If you need more information or help completing your survey contact Council on 6393 5300.



Carrick - Planning Survey


Question 1 - Lot Sizes

The current planning rules allow large lots in the Village and General Residential areas to be subdivided into smaller lots. As a guide, see the example below of houses on different sized lots:

What is the smallest size you think most lots in the Village area should be?

Please select all that apply:

What is the smallest size you think most lots in the General Residential area should be?

Please select all that apply:

Question 2 - Lot styles

The current planning rules allow for two styles of subdivision. A battle-axe block or a block that fronts the road. See example below as a guide:

Do you think the battle-axe style should be allowed in the Village area?

Please tick:

Do you think the battle-axe style should be allowed in the General Residential area?

Please tick:

Question 3 - Units

The current planning rules allow for unit development in the Village and General Residential areas. How many units do you think should be allowed on a 1000m2 lot (1/4 acre) in the Village area?

Please select all that apply:

How many units do you think should be allowed on a 1,000m2 lot (1/4 acre) in the General Residential area?

Please select all that apply:

Question 4 - Future Infrastructure

What kinds of future infrastructure do you think should be a priority in Carrick?

Please number the boxes 1-7 with 1 being your highest priority and 7 being your lowest priority:
Stormwater Roads Intersections & traffic management Recreation ground On-street parking Footpaths Community open space

Question 5

Not including heritage listed buildings, are there any visual features in Carrick that you would like to see protected by the Planning Scheme? For example, Council can consider including things like hedgerows, trails along road reserves, the space between houses or other landscape features.

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