Input Into Improving The Tasmanian Planning Policies Bill

PMAT helped secure eight amendments to the Land Use Planning Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies and Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018. This passed with tri-partisan support in the Tasmanian Parliament in November 2018.

PMAT met with Labor, the Greens and briefed the Legislative Council on the amendments, which enhance accountability and transparency by increasing the role of Parliament, the Tasmanian Planning Commission and the community in the development of Tasmanian Planning Policies.

Strategic statewide policies have been a missing component of the Resource Management and Planning System for a very long time, and though PMAT’s preference is for the development of State Policies as they provide for a whole of Government approach, (as opposed to Tasmanian Planning Policies, which have limited scope), we welcomed efforts to develop strategic policies.

Read PMAT’s Media Release here.

PMAT's Planning Policy Election Scorecard is go!

Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania has launched its planning policy checker so you can now determine where political parties and candidates stand on planning issues and how the Liberals' new planning laws could harm Tasmania's precious way of life and the areas we live, work and play in. 

Please download and share with people so that more people understand what's at stake this election.

For a detailed analysis of how the parties rated please read our media release.

Download election scorecard → 


Cable car scandal a case in point – Tasmania needs robust planning laws

Revelations the Hodgman government secretly approved an ‘Authority’ for the Mt Wellington Cable Car Company to enter protected land on the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington to begin drilling as part of the controversial cable car project, just days before the Tasmanian state election was called, highlights the lack of proper process and need for robust planning laws.