ERA Planning was engaged by Errol Stewart to progress a Section 43A request for a combined amendment to the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and submission of a permit application for bulky goods sales pursuant to Section 43A of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The draft planning scheme amendment is to rezone the subject land from Environmental Living to a split zoning of Environmental Management and Commercial under the Interim Planning Scheme. The permit application seeks approval for development for bulky goods sales involving demolition of two dwellings, construction of two new buildings, provision of car parking and signage.

The development site supports both cultural and natural values and a series of assessments were undertaken by subconsultants to better understand these values and design the infrastructure accordingly. An Aboriginal Heritage Permit was also required for the development and ERA are in the process of seeking that approval.

Council has initiated and certified the amendment and a draft permit has been issued. The application has now been referred to the Tasmanian Planning Commission for their assessment and ERA are providing advocacy and expert evidence for the client in this matter.