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Interim Planning Scheme

All nine Cradle Coast Councils have committed to provide contemporary and consistent planning schemes to the Tasmanian Government as part of state-wide reforms to planning processes.

For more information on this process please see

On the 19 October 2013, the Circular Head Interim Planning Scheme 2013 was declared.  This replaced the Circular Head s.46 Planning Scheme No. 1, 1995.

If you click on the book icon, this opens the entire planning scheme. The planning scheme can also be navigated by section using the index down the left hand side of the page. Click on the arrows to 'unfold' each chapter.

The site is best accessed using a browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The site does not work well when accessed by Internet Explorer. If you still have problems with the site not working, click on Home, and then click on Help, and trouble-shooting instructions are provided.

The Circular Head Interim Planning Scheme 2013 has allocated land into 17 different zones in compliance with the State Planning Directive (no 1).

Please use the following form when submitting an application to Council.

Development Application Form(55 kb)

The land use zone assigns the purpose for which land is to be put.  From this purpose there will be use classes for which the use may be permitted, permitted with permit or discretionary.  A permit application may also become discretionary if it relies on a performance criteria in one of the development standards or codes.

Zoning Maps (

Planning matters

Planning Scheme Current 29 August 2011 (Superseded)(659 kb)

Development Application Representation Letter

Political Advertising Signage

The Circular Head Interim Planning Scheme 2013, provides that a planning permit is not required for political advertising signs that meet the criteria in the attached document.  Please note these requirements only between when the writ for the election is issued through to 2 weeks after the election.

Political Advertising Signage Information(216 kb)

Bushfire Prone Area Code

For information on Bushfire Hazard Practitioners please see the Tasmanian Fire Service Website

On this page there is a link to the most up to date list of accredited Bushfire Hazard Practitioners.

Land Stability and Landslip

The following link and information may assist landowners having to deal with land stability and landslip on their property or as part of the planning or development application process.

Mineral Resources Tasmania Land Stability and Landslip website information

Landslide Risk Management(1415 kb)

Useful Links

LIST - Interim Planning Scheme Layer
Circular Head Interim Planning Scheme 2013 (LIST Map)