Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)

UPDATE 18/08/2023 

Below is a link to the State Planning Provisions, effective within the municipality from Monday, 21 August 2023


Mapping information is currently in the process of being updated to reflect the transition, please consult with Council's Planning Department on (03) 6382 8800 or by email planning@georgetown.tas.gov.au for more information.


UPDATE 31/10/2022 

George Town Council advertised the Local Provision Schedule & State Planning Provisions for a period of 60 days. This is now closed to respresentations. The advertisment is still available to view below.



George Town Council is currently in the process of transitioning to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.  The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is made up of two components: 

  1. The State Planning Provisions; and
  2. The Local Provisions Schedule.

 The State Planning Provisions set out the way the planning scheme operates, the zones that can be applied to land and the planning provisions that apply to use and development occurring within those zones. They also include controls within the codes, relating to matters that occur across various zones. The State Planning Provisions can be accessed here.

 Council cannot vary the State Planning Provisions, but they can choose where the zones and codes apply through the development of zone maps. Councils can also develop local provisions that add to and complement the Tasmanian Planning Scheme to manage matters that are important to individual communities, including: 

  • Zones, specific area plans and codes for particular purposes that are not provided for in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme;
  • Site specific qualifications for exceptional circumstances.

 The maps which determine the application of zoning along with any specific local provisions, together form the 'Local Provisions Schedule'.

 The Local Provisions Schedule approval process and the role of the Tasmanian Planning Commission in the process can be viewed on the Tasmanian Planning Commission website, via the following link:

Draft Local Provisions Schedule Approval Process (planning.tas.gov.au)

 Council has spent a significant time updating the Planning Scheme, in accordance with legislation and guidelines issued by the Tasmanian Planning Commission, in order to bring it into consistency with the Tasmanian Planning Scheme framework.


Full details including maps and supporting documents which will make up the Draft LPS can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

These documents may also be viewed and downloaded from the Tasmanian Planning Commission website at: www.planning.tas.gov.au


 Exhibition Notice - George Town Draft LPS



Council will consider the representations received and prepare a report considering the merits of each representation which we will then send to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC). The TPC will then hold public hearings where public representations and Council’s report are considered. We will notify the community of any public hearings via our website and social media



 You can give us a call to speak with Council’s Town Planner or book an appointment.



The draft maps indicating what zones and codes will apply where are available via an online interactive mapping tool. The interactive mapping tool can be accessed for the duration of the exhibition period, by clicking here.