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In May 2013, the then Minister for Local Government received a petition signed by over 20 per cent of the electors in the George Town municipal area requesting a review of the operations of the George Town Council by the Local Government Board.
Following receipt of the petition, the Minister requested that the Director of Local Government undertake enquiries in relation to the matters raised in the petition statement and to provide recommendations to the Minister regarding the most appropriate course of action.
The George Town Council Elector Petition Report to the Minister for Local Government is available online.
Consistent with the electors' petition, the Report addresses issues relating to the governance and operations of the Council, including financial and asset management, human resource management, community satisfaction and regulatory functions.
The Council reviewed the actions on the recommendations from the Report at its council meeting on 17 December 2014 and provided a response on 23 December 2014.
On 14 February 2017, the Director of Local Government requested an update from the Council on the Council's current progress with the implementation of the recommendations from the Report. The Council provided an update on the actions taken on the recommendations on 20 March 2017.
The George Town Council responses to the Director of Local Government Elector Petition Report are available to download.