MRT has declared Landslip A and B Areas in parts of Tasmania under the authority of the Mineral Resources Development Act 1995. This is an activity that is not undertaken regularly and only a relatively small number of declared landslip areas exist (see map) compared to the much greater area of land that can be considered unstable.  These declared Landslip Areas are designed to restrict building and other activities on unstable land, the conditions of which are specified by the Building Act 2000 and the Building Regulations 2014. The Building Act and its regulations are administered by Building Standards and Occupational Licensing (Department of Justice) and the reader is referred to this agency for specific details of the restrictions. In particular, their brochure titled `Building in Landslip Areas' (Publication No. GB182) is strongly recommended, and is available by calling 1300 366 322 or 0361 4600.

 

Landslip A and B areas are depicted on plans held in the Central Plan Register of the Department of Primary Industries and Water.

'User friendly' versions of these plans are available as downloadable PDF files (below) that show the position of the declared landslip areas with respect to cadastre and topographic features at the time of compilation. The boundaries of the declared landslip areas have not necessarily been defined on the ground and therefore the information on these plans should be viewed as indicative only. A GIS version can be viewed relative to the properties on The LIST website (hint: to view this layer on the LISTmap click Layers then Add Layer and under the 'Geology and Soils' category ['Landslides' sub-category] add Proclaimed Landslip Zones to the view). A similar caveat applies as mentioned previously; this view is indicative only and must not be relied upon as being an accurate portrayal of the declared landslip areas with respect to cadastre. Therefore it may be necessary to consult with council, a registered cadastral surveyor and MRT to determine the precise location of the boundaries on the ground.

There should be a notation on the property title for properties falling partly or wholly within these declared landslip areas. However, accidental omissions have occurred indicating the need for due diligence. Omissions should be reported to MRT for verification and the agency will notify the Recorder of Titles as necessary.

Beach Road - Legana Hone Road - Rosetta
Beauty Point Lowana Road - Strahan
Boat Harbour Panorama Heights - East Devonport
Casuarina Crescent Parnella - St Helens
Freshwater Point - Legana Windermere