The overwhelming majority of Tasmanian local council candidates who took part in a planning survey believe councils should have greater capacity to protect local character and amenity and places important to local communities.
The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania has released its Planning Policy Election Scorecard, ranking the three main political parties against ten criteria.
For the first time, thanks to the talents of Tasmanian illustrator, Josh Pringle, it's possible to see all the ways the Liberal's new planning laws would damage Tasmania's precious way of life and where we live.
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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.
If you want better planning laws in Tasmania now is the time to speak up. Please contact your local mayor and councillors asking for a review of the residential standards of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.
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.
The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania has launched a television and social media campaign that raises the issue of the Hodgman Government’s weakened planning laws and the reduced ability of the community to participate in planning decisions and challenge bad developments
The Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania and the Tasmanian Conservation Trust welcome the Greens Party policy on planning, Planning for People, which was released this morning.
A Mount Wellington Cable Car Company public meeting for ‘South Hobart residents only’ has been suddenly cancelled despite significant local resident interest and the imminent closure of public consultation on the Hodgman Government’s proposed Major Projects legislation.
In August 2017 Sophie Underwood from Planning Matters Tasmania joined three other panelists at a Tasmanian Leaders Conference to talk about 'disruptive development' and how to engage rather than polarise community views.
Much-loved Tasmanian and international actor Essie Davis helped launch the Planning Matters Alliance in July 2017 at the beautiful Brooke Street Larder on Hobart’s waterfront.
Forty-six community groups encompassing a wide cross section of interests will formally launch an alliance that will take a positive agenda for planning scheme reform to the next state election, and seek to reverse the weakened and undemocratic regulations being introduced by the Hodgman Government.