Planning Enquiries

The Flinders LPS and the Tasmanian Planning Scheme (TPS) are now operational are the legal documents regulating development in the Flinders Municipality. The Planning Scheme dictates the use of land, the type of development proposed, in what location (zone) and the potential impacts (overlays).

For development enquiries PlanBuild Tasmania provide a free serivce to start assist with the process, enter an address, title or property identification number into the search box below or, navigate and click on a property on the map. A Property Report can be generated which includes maps, details of the planning zone, codes and other information that affect the selected property. PlanBuild Tasmania provides a comprehensive Guided Enquiry service, including identifying planning, building and plumbing rules that may apply to a proposed project.

The location of the property will determine any other requirements that may apply to a proposed use or development. Specific requirements or limitations will apply to areas prone to hazards, including: bushfire, landslip or flooding; slope instability; erosion or coastal inundation (flooding). There are also specific local planning requirements that may apply. These requirements include local area objectives and planning controls for unique places specific to the local area. If the property is impacted by a local planning requirement, you will need to speak to your local Council.

PlanBuild will generate an Enquiry Report for the property and proposed development, the report details a Task List outlining:

  • What to apply for
  • Who can do the work
  • What to apply for (if anything)
  • Who to consult with
  • Who to contact for more information
  • What other information you should know before starting the project.

This page can be downloaded or emailed.

Alternatively follow the following steps to source information to make a 001 Enquiry or a Planning Permit Application.


Step 1. To view information on a property, visit Land Information System Tasmania (The LIST). Using LISTmap, the online mapping tool, you can find out a property’s current zoning and overlays by entering a street address, Certificate of Title number, or Property ID Number (PID).

Please watch the tutorial video on accessing LISTmap or visit the youtube tutorials.


Type in your Property ID Number (PID) for example - 6426926 or type in the address - 4 Davies Street

Add Layer +


Select - Cadastral Parcels click the green +

Click on the property, ensuring the Cadastral Parcels information provided matches with the intended search then add further Layers from



Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Zones click the green +

Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Code Overlay click the green +

Tasmanian Planning Scheme – General Overlay click the green +

This will provide the Zone which applies to the property and any other applicable codes. For example: Natural Values

The General Overlay feature may indicate there is a Specific Area Plan for the particular Property in which case refer to step 3. Flinders Local Provisions Schedule.


Step 2. Tasmanian Planning Scheme

Open the Tasmanian Planning Scheme effective 20 July 2022

Find the Zone applicable to the property

Look at the Use Table for the specific Zone to find out if the proposed use and development is:

A. No Permit Required (may be exempt)

No Planning Permit required, an exemption certificate may be issued 

B. Permitted (requires a Planning Permit)
Planning Permit required 

C. Discretionary (includes a 14 day advertising period)
Planning Permit required 

D. Prohibited (unable to be accommodated)
Council is unable to accept a development application 

*Please note building, plumbing and other approvals may also be required and cannot be progressed without planning approvals.

For the Use Standards, for any No Permit Required or Permitted development the Use must meet the Acceptable Solutions if it cannot then it must address the Performance Criteria to maintain it’s status, otherwise the development may be deemed Discretionary.


 Step 3. Flinders Local Provisions Schedule

The Flinders Local Provisions Schedule is permitted to include a specific area plan (SAP) that is in addition to, modifies, or is in substitution for, a provision in a zone Use Table or a use or development standard in a zone or code.

Open the Flinders Local Provisions Schedule to find the applicable SAP relevant to the property.  Please read the information provided here in conjunction with the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.


Step 4. Council 

Visit the Council website  and use the link to download the information pack.

Decide which pathway is appropriate, either a Development Enquiry Form (001) or a Planning Permit Application, (both forms can be found in the information pack) note filling out the Planning Permit Application form and providing the necessary Site plans, Floor Plan and Elevations will trigger Pre-Lodgement Application advice, which is currently provided to Council by independent planning consultants.

Assessment of a Development Enquiry Form (001) attracts a fee of $90 to provide general information about a property and potential use or applicable overlays and advise if a particular use or development will require a permit and can also identify missing information that is required to complete a Planning Application. The fee can be credited towards a related planning permit application if a particular use or development is proposed.


Still Unsure?

At any stage during the process contact or phone 6359 5001 for assistance.

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