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Interim Planning Scheme

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

To view the Interim Planning Scheme please visit:

The above link will open the planning scheme in iPlan where it can be viewed in sections 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 modern internet browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The site does not work well with older versions of Internet Explorer. The site has a Help menu with trouble-shooting instructions are provided.


The Circular Head Interim Planning Scheme 2013 has allocated land into 17 different zones.  These can be viewed here Zoning Maps (

Lodging a Planning Permit Application

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

Development Application Form (Application for Planning Permit)(55 kb)

If you need to amend a planning permit, please use the following form.

Request for Minor Amendment to Planning Permit

Please contact Council Engineering and Development Services for more information on 03 6452 4885.  It is recommended to discuss your application before lodging.


Planning matters - Making a Representation

Development Application Representation Letter

Please note that a representation to be valid must address the discretionary matter being considered by Council.

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

Process for implementation of interim planning schemes

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