Tasmanian Planning Scheme


TheTasmanian Planning Scheme provides a single planning scheme and a consistent set of rules and requirements in relation to the manner in which all land in Tasmania may be used, developed, protected and conserved.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme came into effect on 22 July 2020, and replaced the former Burnie Interim Planning Scheme 2013.

It consists of two parts –

  1. State Planning Provisions contain the mandatory common rules that are to apply in all municipal areas. For consistency in permit and compliance requirements that must be met by a proposed use or development.

  2. Local Provision Schedule for each municipal area setting out how the State Planning Provisions are to apply. Find out more about the Burnie Local Provision Schedule (BUR LPS) for land within the Burnie municipal area.


The planning scheme supports strategic land use planning for residential, business, agriculture, utilities, environmental and recreational zones.  The scheme includes considerations such as natural hazards, local heritage values, natural assets, parking requirements and the protection of road, railway and electricity infrastructure.


You can read the sections of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and local provisions that are relevant to you on the interactive website.


Enquiries can be directed to the Council’s planning officers on 03 6430 5700.