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You can access the live stream of the Council Meeting taking place on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 5:00pm here:

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Questions from the public can also be submitted to the General Manager or a Councillor (to raise on your behalf) up to 7 days prior to the meeting. Those submitted after that time will be taken as questions without notice. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website in the days following the meeting.

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West Coast Local Provision Schedule

West Coast Draft Local Provisions Schedule (Draft WCOLPS)

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has issued a notice under Section 35B, and directed the West Coast Council to place the Draft WCOLPS on public exhibition. Representations are invited by 16 October 2020 on the Draft WCOLPS.

The Draft WCOLPS is the local component of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, and will apply only to the West Coast Council municipality. The Draft WCOLPS is now on public exhibition and open for comment from 17 August 2020 until 16 October 2020.

What is the Tasmanian Planning Scheme?

The Tasmanian Government has legislated to replace the current planning schemes for each Tasmanian Council with a single, Tasmania wide, planning scheme to manage use and development of land.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme is made of up two parts: the State Planning Provisions and the Local Provisions Schedule, which apply to individual local government areas. The State Planning Provisions have been approved by the Minister for Planning. The Draft WCOLPS, must be read in conjunction with the State Planning Provisions to see what type of development is allowed in the relevant zone or under each code.

The State Planning Provisions have no effect on the West Coast, until the Draft WCOLPS is approved.

What is the West Coast Draft Local Provisions Schedule (Draft WCOLPS)?

The Draft WCOLPS will be the new planning scheme that applies to the West Coast, once it is formally approved.

The Draft WCOLPS will control how land in our municipality can be used and developed. It contains maps of the Zones and Codes that apply to use and development, as well as the specific provisions that apply to each parcel of land.

West Coast Council endorsed the contents of the Draft WCOLPS at its meeting of 27 August 2019. The Tasmanian Planning Commission then conducted a review to ensure that it met all requirements of the relevant legislation. The Commission has confirmed that the Draft WCOLPS is now ready for public exhibition.

The Natural Assets Code applies to areas identified on the code overlay maps. Priority vegetation areas are shown on the code overlay maps

Priority vegetation areas have been identified in accordance with the data and methodology for priority vegetation areas prepared for the region as part of the Regional Ecosystem Model and Priority Vegetation Layers (the Model) by Natural Resource Planning Pty Ltd, February 2018.

The priority vegetation area shown on the overlay maps differs from the raw data generated by the Model in accordance with the Local Provisions Schedule requirements.  To access the priority vegetation area identified in the raw data, click here.

Transitional Provisions

The Draft WCOLPS includes some specific area plans, and code applying provisions that are currently operating in the West Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013. These provisions have been approved by the Minister for Planning to transition into the Draft WCOLPS under Schedule 6 of the Act and must be included in the Draft WCOLPS. The Local Heritage Places listed in the West Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013 are identified to transition to the Draft WCOLPS. 

To access the transitional provisions, click here.

How can I view the Draft West Coast Local Provisions Schedule (Draft WCOLPS)?

To view the documents online, you can:

  • choose from the documents list below that compromise the Draft WCOLPS, and
  • use our interactive map (link below).

To inspect hard copies of the maps and other documents, you can visit:

  • West Coast Council at 11 Sticht Street, Queenstown, between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or
  • Council’s agencies,
    • Strahan Post Office, 13 Esplanade Strahan, 
    • Zeehan Post Office, 114 Main Street Zeehan,
    • Tullah Post Office, Shop 3/1 Farrell Street Tullah; and
    • Rosebery District High, 5/7 Morrisby Street, Rosebery during business hours; or
  • The Tasmanian Planning Commission’s offices from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday at Level 3, 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart, or their website

Exhibition Notice

LPS Advertisement

Relevant Exhibition Documents

Written Instrument

West Coast LPS - Local Area Objectives

West Coast LPS - Specific Area Plan

West Coast LPS - Zones

West Coast LPS Codes - Coastal Erosion Hazard

West Coast LPS Codes - Coastal Inundation Hazard

West Coast LPS Codes - Electricity Transmission Infrastructure

West Coast LPS Codes - Flood and Bushfire Prone Areas

West Coast LPS Codes - Landslip Hazard

West Coast LPS Codes - Local Historic Heritage

West Coast LPS Codes - Natural Assets

Minister's Declaration for Transitioning Provisions

Ministers Declaration Transitional Provisions Clarification Document  West Coast IPS

Ministers Declaration 6 May 2020 West Coast IPS  Clause 8(4)

Ministers Declaration 6 May 2020 West Coast IPS Clause 8A(1)

Minister Declaration 6 May 2020 West Coast IPS Clause 8D(3)

Minister Declaration 6 May 2020 West Coast IPS Clause 8D(5)

Draft WCOLPS Supporting Report

Tasmanian Planning Scheme West Coast Council Draft Local Provisions Schedule Supporting Report

Supporting Report Appendix A - Summary of the Regional Ecosystem Model

Supporting Report Appendix B - Spatial Modelling for the Regional Ecosystems Model

Supporting Report Appendix C - Bushfire Prone Areas Overlay Report - Tasmania Fire Service

State Planning Provisions

State Planning Provisions

Interactive Map Tool (Zone and Codes)

This online map tool enables the user to identify which zones and codes apply for any property in the West Coast Council municipal area.

How do I submit comments on the West Coast Draft Local Provisions Schedule (WCOLPS)?

Representations about the  Draft WCOLPS must be made in writing, and be received by 16 October 2020 to be considered.

To have your say, you can;

  • Email your representation to us at
  • Mail your representation to us at PO Box 63, Queenstown, Tas, 7467.
  • Drop your representation in to our Council Offices at 11 Sticht Street, Queenstown.

Please use the subject heading Draft WCOLPS on all emails and other written documents.

Please note: Representations must relate to West Coast Draft Local Provisions (WCOLPS), representations that relate to other matters or the content of the State Planning Provisions cannot be accepted.

What happens when I make a comment on the West Coast Draft Local Provisions Schedule (Draft WCOLPS)?

Once the exhibition closes, Council has 60 days to consider any representations. Council then submit a report to the Tasmanian Planning Commission on the representations. The Commission will then hold public hearings to consider Council’s report and the representations, before deciding whether to recommend to the Minister to approve the Draft WCOLPS. If the Minister for Planning approves the Draft WCOLPS, the new scheme will come into operation and will replace the current West Coast Interim Planning Scheme 2013.