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.