Dorset Interim Planning Scheme 2013

The Dorset Interim Planning Scheme was gazetted and came into effect on 20 November 2013. The Scheme and also the Zone and Overlay Maps can be viewed below:

The Interim Scheme applies to the entire Dorset Council area (which is shown here)

The draft Scheme is comprised of:

The Dorset Interim Planning Scheme and Mapbooks can be viewed and downloaded below:

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Zones (effective 25 January 2018)

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Codes (effective 25 January 2018)

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Mapbook Zones

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Mapbook Overlays


The Minister for Planning issued a Planning Directive 5.1 Bushfire Areas Code which has modified E1.0 - Bushfire-Prone Areas Code on interim planning schemes to reflect the provisions of the revised Bushfire-Prone Areas Code.  This modification came into effect on 1 September 2017.  Please see documentation below outlining the changes that have occured.

Planning Directive 5.1 Modifications - 1 September 2017


The Tasmanian Planning Commission has finalised its assessment report on the Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar Interim Planning Schemes. Please find the full report and amendment summary list below for your information.  The urgent amendments correct errors, anomalies, and inconsistencies in the interim planning schemes. 

Urgent Amendment List - 4 August 2017

Report on Representations - 4 August 2017


Modifications to the Dorset Interim Planning Scheme 2013 have been made by the Tasmanian Planning Commission.  Please see the document below which outlines what changes have occurred.

Planning Directive  4.1 Modifications  - 18 June 2014

Planning Directive 1 Modifications - 18 June 2014

Modifications to the Interim Scheme


Draft Amendment 1/2018 – Dorset Interim Planning Scheme 2013 – 6 Arnold Place Scottsdale and Hawkes Place Scottsdale Rezoning – 18 July 2018

The above planning scheme amendment has been certified in accordance with section 35 of the former provisions of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The amendment is to rezone (i) 6 Arnold Place SCOTTSDALE (Certificate of Title 56108/6) and (ii) Hawkes Place SCOTTSDALE (Certificate of Title 9414/303) – both Council owned – from Open Space Zone to General Residential Zone.

The amendment is on display at Council Offices, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale or can be viewed below.

Certified Draft Amendment

Council Agenda Report - Rezoning

Supporting Documentation

Representations may be made by any person in writing addressed to the General Manager, Dorset Council, PO Box 21, Scottsdale, Tasmania 7260, by no later than 5:00 pm on 15 August 2018.


For any queries regarding the Interim Planning Scheme, please don't hesitate to contact Council's Town Planner on 03 6352 6500.