Planning is the name given to the regulations that guide the use and development of land. These are State Government regulations that are administered by Council. Planning is the first step in the development process. Building, plumbing and other permits cannot be progressed without planning approvals. Most property development is assessed under the Planning Scheme however some works of a minor nature are exempt from assessment.
Devonport City Council currently operates under the Devonport Interim Planning Scheme 2013. Interim Planning Schemes for all nine municipal areas in the Cradle Coast region were declared by the Minister for Planning as part of a regional package.
Councils have been working together to deliver consistent planning schemes based on the same Regional Land Use Strategy . Find out more about the region’s role in the state-wide planning reforms on the Cradle Coast Authority website .
View the Interim Planning Scheme
The Devonport Interim Planning Scheme is available online. You can read the sections of the Interim Planning Scheme that are relevant to you by using the Tasmanian Planning Commission interactive website here .
If you click on the book icon, this opens the entire planning scheme.
The planning scheme can also be navigated by section using the index down the left hand side of the page. Click on the arrows to ‘unfold’ each chapter.
Other Useful Information
The Cradle Coast Regional Land Use Strategy 2010-2030
A Land Use Planning Strategy has been produced and declared by the Minister for Planning as part of the Cradle Coast Regional Planning Initiative under an agreement between the State Government and the nine Councils of the Cradle Coast region. The Strategy is a statement of planning policy which has statutory effect. Download a copy of the Regional Land Use Strategy here 
You can find out more about the region’s role in the state-wide planning reforms on the Cradle Coast Authority website .