The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania (PMAT) is a growing network of 60 community groups from across Tasmania. 

The PMAT is 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 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: Welfare, Recreation, Environment, Urban/local community associations, European built heritage, rate payers and Friends of groups.


Alliance members

Bay of Fires Coastal Preservation Lobby

Better Hobart

BirdLife Tasmania

Council of Hobart Community  Associations

Environment Tasmania

Friends of Four Mile Creek

Friends of the Blue Tier

Glebe Residents’ Association

Kangaroo Bay Voice (Bellerive)

Marine Protection Tasmania

Meander Area Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc.

Neighbours of Fish Farming

No Fish Farms in Tasmania’s East Coast Waters

Rosny Hill Friends Network

South Hobart Progress Association

Southern Beaches Conservation Society

Swansea Group

Tasman Peninsula Marine Protection (TPMP) 

Tasmanian Conservation Trust

Tasmanian Planning Information Network

Tasmanian Ratepayers Association Inc. (TRA)

The Friends of the Leven

The Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Inc.

The Wilderness Society

Waterworks Valley Community Group

Woodbridge Community Association

Wynyard Landcare

Waterworks Valley Landcare Group




Anglicare Tasmania

Beaumaris Action Network

Blackmans Bay Residents Action Group

Climate Action Northwest

Coal River Valley Sustainable Living Group

Cremorne Community Action Group

East Coast Alliance Inc

Earth Ocean Network (Bicheno)

Far South Future

Freycinet Action Network

Friends of Great Western Tiers

Friends of North Bruny Inc (FONB Inc.)

Friends of the Tamar Valley

Friends of Wirksworth

Heritage Protection Society (Tas) Inc

Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc.

Hobart Not Highrise Inc

Howden Progress Association Inc

Huon Valley Dog Walking Association Inc.

Huon Valley Residents & Ratepayers Association (Inc)

Let's Grow Tasmania's Future

Mount Stuart Residents Inc

New Town Community Association Inc

North East Bioregional Network

Precinct 33 Amendments Group (Sandy Bay, Hobart)

Residents Opposed to the Cable Car

Seymour Community Action Group

St Helens Point Progress Association

Tasmanian Aquaculture Reform Alliance

Tasmanian National Parks Association

The Bob Brown Foundation





Become a member of the planning matters alliance tasmania

If your group or organisation would like to join the alliance, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you. Or phone Sophie Underwood on 0407 501 999 or email

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