ERA Planning was engaged by South Hobart Investments Pty Ltd to progress a request for a combined amendment to the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 and submission of a permit application for bulky goods sales under Section 43A of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993.

The draft planning scheme amendment was 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 seeking approval for development for bulky goods sales involved demolition of two dwellings, construction of two new buildings, provision of car parking and signage.

The development site supported both cultural and natural values. A series of assessments were undertaken by sub-consultants to better understand these values and design the infrastructure accordingly. An Aboriginal Heritage Permit was also required for the development and was granted in October 2018.

The application was approved by the Tasmanian Planning Commission in December 2018.