Town Planning


Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015


Planning and subdivision approvals

If you intend to subdivide land, develop or use land/buildings or work from home, it is likely that you will need Council planning approval.

Currently Advertised Proposals

Preliminary Planning Assistance

  • Council Provides a free Heritage Advisory Service to people considering work on a historic building or within a historic precinct. Heritage Advisory Service Infosheet(3637 kb)
  • Council encourages pre-lodgement review of plans, in order to assist prospective applicants to finalise their plans. A Free assessment of plans, including checking for compliance with State Planning Directive (PD4.1) can be requested using the following form: Request for Preliminary Planning Assessment(83 kb).

Tasmanian Planning Scheme

State Planning Provisions

The State Planning Provisions include the administrative, zone and code provisions and the requirements for Local Provision Schedules that are to apply in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.  Although the State Planning Provisions came into effect on 2 March 2017 as part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, they will have no practical effect until a local provision schedule is in effect in a municipal area. More information on the State Planning Provisions can be accessed through the Tasmanian Planning Commission website and the Tasmanian Planning Reform website.


Clarence Local Provision Schedule

Local Provision Schedules are intended to apply the State Planning Provisions while meeting local needs and objectives. They include planning controls to accommodate unique locations such as universities and hospitals, as well as unique development conditions such as building height restrictions. To further meet their communities’ needs, councils are responsible for preparing their local provision schedules in consultation with local stakeholders and community members. Councils must submit their draft local provision schedules to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for consideration prior to the public exhibition and assessment process.

At is meeting on 7 May 2018 Clarence City Council endorsed the contents of the draft Clarence Local Provisions Schedule and it has now been submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for its consideration.  View a copy of the agenda, minutes and local provision schedule supporting report. While the reports are available for viewing Council is not seeking submissions at this time.

View the current status of the draft Clarence Local Provisions Schedule


Planning Documents