The Tribunal Registry will close for the Christmas break on Friday 22 December 2017 at 5 pm and re-open Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 8:45 am. By virtue of Section 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1931 any appeal period which elapses within that time frame is extended until 5 pm Tuesday 2 January 2018.
** On 1 December 2017, the Tribunal was vested with jurisdiction under the Neighbourhood Disputes About Plants Act 2017. Information regarding those processes is found in Practice Direction 18
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body set up under the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993.
The objectives of the Tribunal are to:
promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity;
provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air, land and water;
encourage public involvement in resource management and planning;
facilitate economic development in accordance with these objectives; and
promote the sharing of responsibility for resource management and planning between the different spheres of Government, the community and industry in Tasmania.
The Tribunal hears appeals under several Tasmanian Acts, which state what decisions can be appealed and who may appeal.
List of Acts under which decisions may be appealed.
More information on the Tribunal and its functions (including the Tribunal's Practice Directions booklet).
PLEASE NOTE: FEES are payable for the lodgment of appeals and applications to join. The Tribunal can accept payments by EFTPOS, cash or cheque. The Tribunal Registry is open from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through to Friday, excluding public holidays.
PLEASE NOTE: If you provide an email address, the Tribunal will use that address as it's primary method of contact and provision of information and will not forward hard copy documentation unless specifically requested. It is vital that you ensure you provide the Tribunal with your correct email and that you check your email account on a daily basis in the event of important communications from the Tribunal. When you receive initial material from the Tribunal, you will be directed to confirm receipt of that material so the Tribunal can confirm it has your correct email address. Maximum e-mail size is 10MB.