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Continuous improvement for individual elected members

Continuous improvement is also important at the individual elected member level. It is incumbent on you as an elected member to ensure that you are representing your community to the best of your capacity, and acknowledging where there are opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and understanding.

It can be daunting when you are first elected as a member of a council to find that you are expected to be making decisions related to matters in which you have no previous experience. This is often the case when it comes to approving budgets, or making land-use planning decisions.

The Local Government Association of Tasmania's Councillor Resource Kit provides valuable information on the skills you require as an elected member and development opportunities.