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Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal resolves appeals against a wide range of administrative acts and decisions. The Tribunal can also make orders protecting environmental or planning rights and values.


15 October 2021 - Impact of COVID -19 lockdown

Pursuant to direction from Public Health, staff members of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and Forest Practices Tribunal will not be at the Registry premises.

If it is possible that a matter can be dealt with remotely, there will be no change to the scheduling and you will be advised if the matter will proceed by phone or Microsoft Teams.

In the event a matter is unable to be dealt with remotely, you will be contacted by Tribunal Staff advising you of the need to adjourn the matter.

If you wish to contact the Tribunal, please send an email to rmpat@justice.tas.gov.au.  The Tribunal requests that you communicate with the Tribunal by email as it permits several staff to address inquiries. 

Alternatively, you may phone the Tribunal on 61656794 if your inquiry is urgent or if you wish to lodge proceedings and need to pay the required lodgment fee.

Recent changes

Checking in at the Tribunal Centre

As part of ensuring the safety of all persons who come to the Tribunal premises at 38 Barrack Street, the Tribunals are strongly urging all visitors to use the Check In Tas app. Please download and install the app to your smart devices ahead of time to ensure you are able to check in easily when coming to the Tribunal premises.  The Tribunal will still provide the option of written check in if you do not have a smart phone.  All visitors are reminded they MUST check in either by smart phone or in writing at reception.”

Tribunal Hearing Room Amplification System

The amplification system in the Tribunal’s new hearing rooms at Barrack Street is extremely sensitive.  When the Tribunal is not recording proceedings, the microphones still continue to operate and will send audio through the hearing loop systems to any hearing aid device being used in the room.

As such, parties are encouraged to use meeting rooms or other areas outside the hearing rooms, if they wish to have private conversations.

Amendments to Practice Directions

Please note recent amendments to the following practice directions:

PD 3.11 - Application to Amend a Decision of the Tribunal

PD 7.13 - Minor amendment regarding time for delivery of decisions

PD 15.5 - Additional clause regarding costs decision delivery