Following concerted advocacy from LGAT, the Tasmanian Government has announced it will update the Regional Land Use Strategies (RLUSs).

LGAT has been acting on strong council feedback that all three RLUSs are substantially outdated and need updating to address a variety of community needs, particularly for land for housing. Councils are being held back by the outdated nature of the RLUSs, so it is great to see the Tasmanian Government begin this critical work on the strategies. LGAT will remain engaged with this work to advocate for its timely delivery.

The Tasmanian Government is also beginning work on the Tasmanian Planning Policies (TPPs). These will sit alongside the RLUSs in informing how the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and each council’s Local Provisions Schedules will be implemented to achieve our development goals across Tasmania.

Lastly, the Tasmanian Government has updated its Planning in Tasmania website on our planning system. It’s a great update and a step in the right direction. There are still opportunities for improvements to help people navigate and engage with the planning system. If you have thoughts on improvements or have identified some needs, please let LGAT know and they’ll raise these with the Planning Policy Unit.

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