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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Local Government Board

The Local Government Board is a statutory body established under the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).

The role of the Board

Under the Act, the Minister for Local Government can request a Local Government Board to:

  • conduct reviews of councils or reviews that concentrate on specific local government topics
  • conduct reviews of single or joint local government authorities
  • provide general advice to the Minister

Membership of the Board

The Local Government Board comprises:

  • the Chairperson
  • one person nominated by the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)
  • one person nominated by the Local Government Managers Australia (Tasmania) (LGMA)
  • the Director of Local Government or their nominee
  • one or two additional people can join the Board at the request of the Minister, for the purpose of conducting a particular review

Details of the current Board are available on the Board Members page.

Recent activities of the Board

In 2018 the Board completed a review into voluntary amalgamation and shared services options for the Sorell and Tasman Councils.

More information

For more information regarding the Local Government Board, contact the Local Government Division:

  • phone the Local Government Division on 03 6232 7022