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Community Consultation

We are looking for:

Two Community members
One Local Environment Group Members

To join the Bay of Fires Master Plan, Steering Committee.

If you would like to be a part of this important project please download a copy of the Expression of Interest form below, email or pick up a hard copy from our office at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens.

Closing Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021

The Bay of Fires Master Plan is a joint project between Parks & Wildlife Service and Break O’Day Council and we are establishing a steering committee of key stakeholders and some community representation to guide the process. We will be following a similar approach to what occurred with the Freycinet Master Plan. A draft Scope and Terms of Reference have been prepared as a starting point which the Committee will work through and adopt. Following this, a consultant will be engaged to undertake the project. We have secured some funding through PWS and Council will be making a contribution, we are also seeking funding support from the State Government.

EOI Form – Bay of Fires Steering Committee

The State Government are currently looking for feedback on their plans to upgrade the Skyline Drive/Tasman Hwy intersection. The department of State Growth will be holding a COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION on:
Saturday 14 December, 11:30am – 2:30pm Surfside Hotel Motel – 269 Tasman Hwy, Beaumaris
You can find information on the upgrade plans on the Transport website (link below). Council will also have some information in the office including feedback forms – alternatively you can download one below and
You can also find more information on the State Government’s Transport page.



Dear Falmouth residents,

At the Monday April 19 Council meeting Council made the following decision following lengthy discussion with regard to the sealing of roads at Falmouth as part of agenda item 04/21.14.4 – Road Sealing at Falmouth and Nomination of Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) Extension Projects.

04/                     Moved: Clr B LeFevre / Seconded: Clr G McGuinness


  1. That Council DOES nominate road-sealing projects at Falmouth for funding under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Programme – Extension (LRCIP-Extension).


  1. That Council receive and note survey comments in relation to the provision of road and stormwater infrastructure at Falmouth for future consideration.


FOR                        Clr J McGiveron, Clr L Whittaker, Clr K Chapple, Clr M Osborne, Clr G McGuinness, Clr B LeFevre, Clr M Tucker

AGAINST             Clr K Wright


Please find attached for your information a copy of the Agenda item which was presented to Council along with the full minutes which includes discussion notes from the meeting when the matter was considered. We have also included a copy of the Survey report for your information. You can also listen to the audio of the full discussion on our website here:

As a result of this decision, Council will now formally nominate the sealing of Morrison and Franks Street, Falmouth for funding under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP).

We anticipate that if project funding is received the project will not be progressed until later in the year.

We also want to reassure residents that any road development will be constructed in accordance with Australian Road Standards and most importantly, your comments made during the survey have been formally recorded.

We have also attached a copy of the Survey report which is also available on our website here;

We will ensure that we keep you up to date on the progress of this project.

Thank you for taking the time to undertake the survey.


23 February

Hello Falmouth resident/property owner,

Council would like to determine whether there is support in the Falmouth Community to seal both Morrison and Franks Streets.

Council has heard varying views from the Falmouth Community on this topic so in order to get an idea of community sentiment on the issue we hope that you will take five minutes to answer a survey. You can either take the survey online by following this link:

Or we will also be placing some of hard copies of the survey in the Falmouth Community Centre so if you are aware of a resident or property owner who has not received this email but would like their views recorded, please ask them to drop by the Falmouth Community Centre.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on this issue with us.


Franks and Morrison Street PUBLIC REPORT

Understanding the effect of visitation on our economy

In order to understand the effect that the mountain bike trails are having on our business community, we send out a survey twice a year.

The survey allows us to then compile, collate and compare data.

This information is not just helpful to us in terms of understanding growth and gaps in the business community but we can also send individualised reports to businesses if requested.

If you are a business owner in Break O’Day we would encourage you to take part in this survey.


LATEST: Summer 2021 survey is now active, click here to take the survey: 

Find the collated data reports below:

Business Data Survey – collation AUG 2020 

Business Data Survey – collation 2020

June – August 2020 – Survey Results

Business Data Survey – collation- AUG 2019

Tasmanian Planning Scheme Structure & Process

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS) will apply across the whole of the State and will replace the current planning schemes that operate in each Council area.

The TPS is made up of two parts:

  1. The State Planning Provisions (SPPs) and
  2. The Draft Break O’Day Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)

The SPPs set out the way the planning scheme will operate, the type of zones that can be applied to land and the planning rules for use and development within each zone. They also include Codes that relate to specific matters, or example; landslip, car parking or protection of natural values.

The Draft Break O’Day LPS is made up of:

  • Zone Maps
  • Code Overlay Maps
  • Specific Area Plans (SAPs)
  • Site Specific Qualifications (SSQs)

The SPPs went through a statutory process in 2016 with the content open for public submissions that were considered by a panel of the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The Minister for Planning approved the SPPs in February 2017.

The Break O’Day Council, in its capacity as the Planning Authority, reviewed the draft LPS at the March 2020 Council meeting and lodged the Draft LPS with the commission.

The flow chart below outlines the process undertaken by the Council to date and the remaining steps to consider. We are currently at the green step.


Helpful Documents

Local Provisions Schedule FAQ

Tasmanian Planning Commission FAQ sheets here

Tables of changes for popular zones in Break O’Day.

The following tables outline the changes in each zone so you can quickly see what has changed.

Environmental Living  – Landscape Conservation

General Residential- General Residential

Low density – low density

Rural Resource to Rural or Agriculture

Rural Living – Rural Living

What about our area?

Break O’Day Council has submitted a DRAFT Local Provisions schedule that is now with the Tasmanian Planning Commission for assessment.


In early October, we sent out a survey to local businesses to gauge the impact of the One Night Stand on their businesses.

The results f this survey can be viewed here,

NOTE: This was a confidential survey and some responses were edited to ensure individual businesses would not be identified.

ONS Survey Results COMPILED