Planning

Planning, Building & Development in Devonport

If you are building or changing the way you use your land you may need a planning permit and/or a building approval.

Planning permits relate to the use and development of land in accordance with the planning scheme.  A planning permit allows land to be subdivided, developed or used for a particular purpose, such as the use and construction of a house and any associated works; tree removal or to operate a business or other commercial activity.

Building permits relate to structures and are required to ensure a construction complies with the Building Regulations 2016.

When a planning permit is required, it will need to be approved prior to a building permit being issued. A building permit must be consistent with requirements of the planning permit.

We provide assistance and advice about construction and land use in Devonport. Prior to commencing any works talk to a planner to see if a planning permit is required, and then find a building team to discuss obtaining a building permit.

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Advertised planning permit applications

Discretionary planning permit applications Discretionary planning permit applications are made under section 57 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. These are applications …

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Apply for a Planning Permit

To apply for a Planning Permit you must lodge an application with Council.  An application form needs to be filled in and submitted with plans …

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Getting Started with a Planning Permit

planning rules and zones Depending on what planning rules and zones apply to the property, a Planning Permit may be required for proposals such as …

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Planning Permits

Tasmanian Planning Scheme The Tasmanian Planning Scheme controls the use and development within the local government area of Devonport. The planning scheme contains State and …

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Planning Process

A guide to the planning process It is important to note that there are many variables to consider with each and every Planning Permit, and …

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Planning Scheme & Zoning Maps

Regulations and Guides Planning is the name given to the regulations that guide the use and development of land. Planning is the first step in …

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Visitor Accommodation

Short Stay Accommodation (Visitor Accommodation) Changes to the planning and building requirements governing Airbnb and other short stay visitor accommodation are now a state wide …

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