By working together we can reinstate robust planning laws that
protect the special things that make the Tasmania we all love.

Join the campaign to ensure Tasmanians have a strong role in planning decisions and shaping the future of the state by signing up for our email updates.

During the 2018 Tasmanian election we ran this advertisement to let all Tasmanians know that their voice, sunshine and privacy is at stake under new planning laws. Visit our crowd funding page, chip in, spread the word and, most importantly, stand up for your back yard!

The ad cost between $75 and $700 every time it aired on prime time TV. Your generous donation will be hugely appreciated at this critical time.

Our second TV advertisement for the 2018 Tasmanian election shows how ordinary Tasmanians can be silenced by the Liberal Government's new planning laws, whether about over-development in national parks or where you live. It's scary.

The ad cost between $75 and $700 every time it aired on prime time TV. Your generous donation will be hugely appreciated at this critical time. 


Liberal Government's 'vision' of Tassie

Thanks to the talents of Tasmanian illustrator Josh Pringle we can reveal how the Liberal's new planning laws would damage Tasmania's precious way of life and where we live. 

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GET CREATIVE WITH PLANNING HAZARD TAPE

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is creating a planning hazard, and so we've printed 10km of hazard tape to help local groups get creative at events and activities, online and in the media.

Don't let planning bulldoze your rights. Get your re-useable hazard planning tape now and start getting creative!

Get yours now →

Overview

The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT) is a growing network of 60 community groups from across Tasmania, united with a common concern over the weakening of the state’s planning rules. The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is set to come into effect in 2018/2019 and PMAT is committed to making it better.

The level of collaboration and solidarity emerging within this planning campaign and the groups involved is unprecedented in Tasmania and crosses community group genres.

Epitomised by the conflict over high rise hotels in Hobart, but equally relevant to our towns and backyards, our skylines, our coastlines, our heritage buildings and places and our wild and inspiring landscapes, the scheme will impact all the things we love about Tasmania.

 

Planning is vitally important to a wide cross section of the Tasmanian community. From a standing start, PMAT has put the issue on the agenda and made it an election issue. Please read our briefing paper which outlines the implementation status of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and some of the key issues associated with the scheme.

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The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania held a press conference on July 6, 2017 to launch the campaign. See our media release here.