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Dorset Interim Planning Scheme 2013

The Dorset Interim Planning Scheme was gazetted and came into effect on 20 November 2013. The Scheme and 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 Ordinance for the administrative/zone provisions and the codes, specific area plans and appendices;
  • the Zoning mapbook; and
  • the Overlay mapbook

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

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Zones (effective 23 June 2022)

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Codes (effective 23 June 2022)

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Mapbook Zones

Dorset Interim Planning Scheme - Mapbook Overlays

Zoning Check 

To check the  zoning on a property please click here to visit the My Planning Enquiry site

The Minister for Planning has issued Interim Planning Directive No. 4 – Exemptions, Application Requirements, Special Provisions and Zone Provisions in accordance with the recommendations of the Tasmanian Planning Commission. The interim planning directive came into effect on 22 February 2021 and implements a limited range of exemptions, application requirements, general provisions, and zone provisions from the State Planning Provisions (SPPs) into current interim planning schemes. Please see documentation below outlining the changes that have occurred.

Interim Planning Directive 4

Interim Planning Directive 4 - Fact Sheet

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 Tasmanian Planning Commission has approved the above draft amendment 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 approved amendment and supporting information is on display at the Council Offices, 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale or can be viewed below.

Notice of Approval of Draft Amendment - 1/2018 - 6 Arnold Place and Hawkes Place Scottsdale

Certified Draft Amendment

Council Agenda Report - Rezoning

Supporting Documentation

The approved amendment will come into operation on 18 October 2018.

More Information

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