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Tasmanian Planning Scheme - Draft Meander Valley Local Provisions Schedule


The Meander Valley Council invites written representations on the Draft Meander Valley Local Provisions Schedule (Draft LPS).

The Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission) has directed Meander Valley Council to publicly exhibit the Draft LPS under section 35B of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act). The period for representation commences on Saturday 20 October 2018 and closes on Friday 21 December 2018. Please note that under the Act, Council cannot accept representations outside of this time period.

The  Draft LPS and relevant supporting documents, including the State Planning Provisions (SPP’s) and list of transitioning provisions are available for downloading below or can be viewed during normal business hours at the:

  • Meander Valley Council offices from 8:30am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday at 26 Lyall St, Westbury; and
  • Tasmanian Planning Commission’s offices from 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday to Friday at Level 3, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart.

Representations can be made in writing to the General Manager, Meander Valley Council:

  • by post to: PO Box 102, Westbury 7303; or
  • by email to:

Section 35E of the Act limits the matters that can be considered in a representation. A fact sheet outlining the matters that can, and cannot, be considered in a representation is attached here ...

Fact Sheet - Making a Representation to the Draft LPS(122 kb)


Tasmanian Planning Scheme

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS) will apply across the whole State. It will replace the current planning schemes that operate in each Council area. The TPS is made up of the State Planning Provisions and a Local Provisions Schedule for each council area.

A fact sheet outlining the structure and process of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is attached here ... 

Fact Sheet - Tasmanian Planning Scheme - Structure and Process 2018(122 kb)


State Planning Provisions

The SPP’s were made by the Minister in February 2017 with minor amendments in April 2018.  

The SPP’s set out the way the planning scheme operates, the zones that can be applied to land and the planning rules for use and development that occurs within those zones. The SPP’s also include planning rules in codes, relating to matters that occur across various zones. The intent of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is to achieve as much consistency as possible in the planning rules that apply across the State.  

The SPP’s are attached here ...

State Planning Provisions(3417 kb)


Local Provisions Schedule

The LPS requirements are set out in the SPP’s and are part of the legislated framework.

The LPS is made up of:

• The zone maps;

• Local area objectives (LAO’s);

• Particular Purpose Zones (PPZ’s);

• Specific Area Plans (SAP’s)

• Site Specific Qualifications (SSQ’s)

• Code overlay maps (prescribed and local data)

• Code lists


The written rules of the Draft LPS are included at Appendix A of the SPP’s document and are attached here ... 

Draft Meander Valley LPS - Appendix A(2218 kb)


The maps are available as an A3 PDF version map book attached here ...

TPS Zones - Draft Meander Valley LPS(19813 kb)

TPS Codes - Draft Meander Valley LPS - Volume 1(19152 kb)

TPS Codes - Draft Meander Valley LPS - Volume 2(17616 kb)

TPS Codes - Draft Meander Valley LPS - Volume 3(3015 kb)


or can be viewed through a web-based map platform by clicking on the link below ...









The contents of the Draft LPS and associated requirements under the Act are discussed in a supporting report attached here ...

Meander Valley Council Draft LPS Supporting Report (Oct 2018)(9791 kb)


Transitional Provisions

The Draft LPS includes some specific area plans, site specific qualifications and code applying provisions that are currently operating in the Meander Valley Planning Scheme 2013. These provisions have been approved by the Minister for Planning to transition into the Draft LPS under Schedule 6 of the Act and must be included in the Draft LPS.

The approved Transitional Provisions are attached here ...   

Approved Transitional Provisions - Meander Valley LPS (6 Sep 2018)(662 kb)

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