Monday, January 18, 2016

Have your say on the new planning scheme

THE Derwent Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015 was declared by the Minister for Planning on 25 November 2015 under section 30F of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 and came into operation on 16 December 2015. It relates to all of the Derwent Valley local government area. It comprises the ordinance and plans which describe in detail the area to which the interim planning scheme applies. The interim planning scheme replaces the New Norfolk Planning Scheme 1993 which ceased to have effect on 16 December 2015.

The Derwent Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015 will be exhibited for public comment (representations) by Council from Saturday 16 January 2016 until Monday 29 February 2016. A copy of the interim planning scheme is available to view in a number of ways:
  • On the State Government’s iplan website, where the scheme can be read through an ebook, or a PDF can be downloaded, at ;
  • On the council website Derwent Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015 ;
  • At the Council offices, 1 Circle St, New Norfolk; 
  • At the Tasmanian Planning Commission office, level 3, 144 Macquarie St, Hobart.
 Members of the public may also call in to the following information drop-in session:
  • New Norfolk Court House, Circle St, New Norfolk, Thursday 4 February 2016, 2-7.30pm.
Any person may make a representation to the council on the interim planning scheme during this period. There are several ways to make a representation:
  •  hand delivered to Council's offices at 1 Circle Street, New Norfolk
Inquiries can be directed to Mr Damian Mackey on 6259 3011 or email

The council has three months from the close of public exhibition to report to the Commission on the representations received and the operation of the interim planning scheme generally.

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