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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Good Governance

The Good Governance Guide has been produced as a resource for the Tasmanian local government sector, primarily elected members. The Guide was initially prepared by the Local Government Division and the Local Government Association of Tasmania, on behalf of the Premier's Local Government Council.

The aim of the Guide is to build better understanding of, promote and enhance good governance in local government in Tasmania.

Local government plays a critical role in Tasmania: councils help to build resilient communities, contribute to the development of a healthy environment, and promote local economies.  Good Governance is critical to local government's success in carrying out these roles.

The latest version of the Good Governance Guide for Local Government in Tasmania June 2018 is available to download.

For further information and to provide feedback on the Guide, please contact the Division by telephone on 6232 7022 or by email to