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Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)

Update 11 August 2022

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has scheduled the hearing dates.  This information is available on their website and can be accessed by clicking here


Council has submitted the Section 35F Report to the Tasmanian Planning Commission.  This report considers all accepted representations on the exhibited draft Local Provisions Schedule for the consideration of the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

UPDATE 20 December 2021

The Pubic exhibition period for the Draft Local Provisions Schedule has now CLOSED.

The exhibition period for the LPS was 11 October – 13 December, 2021.

Follow this link to see the full Draft BODC LPS

Follow this link to see the Statewide Planning Provisions (To be implemented once LPS process is complete)

The maps are also available via an online interactive mapping tool, enabling members of the public to search properties and view the property zoning and overlay maps.  The interactive mapping tool can be accessed for the duration of the exhibition period, by CLICKING HERE. 

Notice of the exhibition period was publicly advertised in the Examiner on 9 October and 23 October, 2021 – you can find a copy of the advert below.

State wide planning reform required all local government areas to develop a Local Provisions Schedule (LPS), which with the State Planning Provisions (SPP), forms the Tasmanian_Planning_Scheme

A flowchart describing the Tasmanian Planning System can be accessed HERE.

Following a lengthy review process of the draft LPS, the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC) has directed Council to publicly exhibit the draft LPS for sixty (60) days.

The State Planning Provisions can be accessed HERE

The Draft Break O’Day LPS are provisions that add to and complement the Tasmanian Planning Scheme to manage matters that are important to the Break O’Day community.  The draft LPS is made up of:

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

During the exhibition period, representations are only being sought on the draft Break O’Day LPS.

To access further information on the planning reform process, follow the links below.


You can find the Tasmanian Planning Scheme Fact Sheets HERE:

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme saw a number of zone changes across the state. Many of these changes were like for like, for example; General Residential to General Residential – however some of the guidelines may have changed slightly.

Some zones were removed all together and have new guidelines. The most notable of these in our area are the Environmental Living Zone – which will either become Landscape Conservation or Rural Living.

The other major zone change was Rural Resource which will now change to Rural or Agriculture.

See Zone comparison tables below:

Rural Resource to Rural or Agricultural  

Environmental Living to Landscape Conservation -of-changes

General Residential – General Residential

Rural Living – Rural Living 


If you would like to see what zone your property is located in you can find access the interactive mapping tool by following this link HERE


As part of the draft LPS, Council has developed a Particular Purpose Zone (PPZ) for Ansons Bay, Coastal Settlements and the Port and Marine area of Georges Bay.

Additionally there are Specific Area Plans for the Airport and  stormwater.

You can find specific information about these elements of the plan here: link to the LPS document HERE


Community members and stakeholders now have the opportunity to make their views heard on the draft LPS by making a formal submission.

For information on how to make a formal submission see our  Making a Representation Fact Sheet

To ensure that we give everyone in our community enough time to understand the draft LPS as well as make a submission, Council will hold a number of Community Drop-In sessions with members of the planning team in attendance ready to answer any questions.

At these sessions we will have information including but not limited to:

  • Definitions and zone changes and what this means
  • Detailed mapping
  • Particular Purpose Zones and Specific Area Plans
  • Relevant FAQ sheets, including on how to make a submission.

Here is the schedule of Drop-in Sessions. (LINK to FLYER as well as list)

If you can’t make it to one of the drop-in sessions we have also set up a room in the foyer of the main Council Office located at 32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens, as a pop-up information site.

The pop-up site will be attended by a planning team member between 10am and 12 noon Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the exhibition period.

Members of the public are welcome to drop-in any time to view the information and if it is unattended, you can leave an inquiry.

Council will consider the representations received and prepare a report considering the merits of each to the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC).  The TPC will then hold public hearings where public representations and Council’s report are considered.

If you have any questions you can:

  • Drop-in to the Pop-up information room at Council between 10am -12noon Tuesday or Thursday between the 11 October and 13 December 2021 and ask one of our planners
  • Attend one of the Drop- in sessions (Link to SCHEDULE)
  • Email
  • Call the office on 63767900.

Further information regarding the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, including information on Residential Development and Rural and Agriculture Zones, can be accessed here.