Tasmanian Planning Scheme Waratah-Wynyard Draft Local Provision Schedule (LPS)

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The Tasmanian government is replacing municipal planning schemes with a single Tasmanian Planning Scheme to manage how all land in Tasmania is used, developed, protected and conserved.

The Waratah-Wynyard Council in its capacity as a planning authority has prepared a Draft Waratah-Wynyard Local Provisions Schedule (WW LPS) to establish how the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is to apply for the land within the Waratah-Wynyard municipal area.


Waratah-Wynyard Council invites written representations on the Draft Waratah-Wynyard Local Provisions Schedule (WW LPS).

The Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission) has directed the planning authority to publicly exhibit the Draft WW LPS under the Land Use Planning & Approvals Act 1993.

The relevant exhibition documents can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the links below or viewed during normal business hours at:

  • Waratah-Wynyard Council offices, 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard; and
  • the Tasmanian Planning Commission’s offices from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday at Level 3, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart.

The Act requires that certain parts of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme cannot be the subject of a representation. These are:

  • The State Planning Provisions;
  • Provisions that are carried through from the Waratah-Wynyard Interim Planning Scheme 2013. The Draft WW LPS must contain the particular purpose zones, specific area plans, site-specific qualifications and code-applying provisions specified in the transitional provisions under Schedule 6 of the Act, declared by the Minister for Planning. The transitional provisions cannot be the subject of any representation to exclude them.
  • Prior approved amendments to the Waratah-Wynyard Interim Planning Scheme. Prior amendments can be viewed on the Commission website at www.planning.tas.gov.au or the Austlii website at www.austlii.edu.au.

For more information about the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and making a representation, please see the fact sheets below.

Representations must be made in writing to the Waratah-Wynyard Council from Monday 21 March 2022 until midnight Tuesday 24 May 2022:


The Tasmanian Planning Scheme structure and legislative process for considering the Draft LPS is complex. Council will be holding a Community Conversations session in Wynyard at The Don on 28 March at 5pm, where our Planners will be available to discuss this. A further community information session will occur in May 2022 and will be advertised as soon as it is confirmed. If you need further assistance in the explanation of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme or Council’s Draft LPS prior to writing a representation, Council’s Town Planners are available by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact 6443 8344.

Please note that all representations lodged will be available for public viewing.

To view the Making a Representation Fact Sheet click here.


The zone and code (overlay) maps can be viewed through a web-based platform by clicking on the link below:

Waratah-Wynyard Draft LPS Interactive Maps- Spatial Spectrum link here

In addition to the web-based mapping, the map books are available as downloadable PDF’s in A3 size:

Map Books – TPS Zones, SAPs and code overlay maps

To view the A3 PDF map books click the download links below.

The 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.

To view or download a Tasmanian Planning Scheme Process fact sheet click here.

State Planning Provisions

The State Planning Provisions (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 intent of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme is to achieve as much consistency as possible in the planning rules that apply across the State.

To view or download the State Planning Provisions click here.

Local Provisions Schedule

The Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) requirements are set out in the State Planning Provisions 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 (SQQ;’s)
  • Code overlay maps (prescribed and local data)
  • Code Lists

The written rules of the Draft Local Provisions Schedule are included in Appendix A of the State Planning Provisions.

To view or download a copy of the Draft WW LPS written rules click here.

Supporting report

The contents of the Draft WW LPS and associated requirements under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 are discussed in a supporting report.

To view a copy of this report and appendices click the download links below.

Incorporated Documents

The draft WW LPS includes references to incorporated documents. These are the Central Area Development Strategy 2018.

To view or download a copy of the Central Area Development Strategy click here.

Supporting Documents

Other relevant documents referenced in the supporting report are:

Guideline No. 1 – Local Provisions Schedule (LPS): zone and code application

Transitional Provisions

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

To view a copy of the declared transitional provisions click the download links below.