Council Approval in Principle of a Community Development Scheme - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval, prior to registration, if you intend to create, amend, consolidate or cancel a community development scheme. This is part of a two-step approval process for community development schemes, specifically:

  • First you must obtain a certificate of approval in principle from the relevant Council; and
  • Then you must lodge your community development scheme with the relevant State Government Agency.

The approval in principle of a community development scheme enables the future registration of a community development scheme for the specified property. A community development scheme is a development involving two or more of the following:

  • A strata scheme;
  • A sealed plan (e.g. subdivisions);
  • Some other form of land division;
  • The establishment of a retirement village; or
  • A marina or water-based development.

Any common property created as part of this scheme is managed by a Body Corporate. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • Provide the proposed community development scheme;
  • Provide any other documents or information that may be required by the Council; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Scheme assessment (where no development application required), per dwelling / tenancy. Minimum fee $210.

Application$205.00Scheme assessment (where development application also required), per amendment. Development application fees also apply.

Administering agency

Clarence City Council

Act(s) name

Strata Titles Act 1998 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Planning and Subdivision Unit
Clarence City Council

Operating address:
38 Bligh Street
Rosny Park
TAS 7018
Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


03 6217 9550


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