The Council is the planning authority for the Hobart municipal area. The City Planning function provides assessment services to ensure that planning, plumbing and building applications are consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements and do not adversely impact on the amenity and heritage of Hobart.
Activities undertaken by the City Planning function include:
- Assessment of development applications against the requirements of the Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and the Sullivans Cove Planning Scheme 1997.
- Assistance in assessing planning applications with heritage implications and promoting awareness of Hobart's heritage.
- Assessment and inspections associated with applications to carry out regulated plumbing works.
- Compliance actions for instances of unlawful or unacceptable building and plumbing works.
This function area is also actively engaged in climate change action at the corporate, community and regional levels. Key spheres of action are mitigation - reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and adaptation - making changes in order to moderate, cope or take advantage of climate change impacts.
The main climate change activity within this function area is that of coordinating the preparation of key strategies, plans and policy, participation in regional initiatives and community-based activities.
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