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Community Consultation

Community Care Calls and Survey

We have just completed 2 weeks of community consultation that saw Council staff head to 11 location accross the municipality. During this time staff spoke to almost 200 community members and asked them to complete a short, five minute survey.

We have now put the survey online and hope that you can all find five minutes to answer some questions about how COVID-19 has affected you as well as a couple of questions around Wellbeing in general.
The surveys are completely anonymous but the information we get is priceless in helping us understand our community, its needs and how we can best serve our community.
You can take the survey by clicking on the link below.


We would like your thoughts on a location for a new dog exercise area at Binalong Bay.

Two possible areas have been identified by Council: parkland on Felmingham Street, and Crown Land between Coffey Drive and Felmingham St.  Download the information paper here for background, details and maps of the areas.  Council will consider public comments it receives  on these two options when deciding on developing and Declaring a dog Exercise Area for Binalong Bay.

Submissions must be received before Monday 21 September 2020 – delivered or posted to Council’s office at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens, or by email to

See our Dogs webpage further information on our Dog Management Policy.

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.


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.

The latest Survey link can be found here:   

LATEST:  December 2019 – February 202o Survey Results

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