Contact the Local Government Division on 03 6232 7022 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Use the Tasmanian Government Directory to find staff contact details
The Board is a statutory body established under the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).
The Act provides that the role of the Board is:
Under Section 210(2) of the Act, the Board consists of:
Under Section 210(5A), the Minister may appoint one or two additional persons to be members for the purposes of a particular review.
Further details of the current Board are available on the Board Members page.
In 2011, amendments to the Act commenced, aiming to make the Board more strategic and expertise-based rather than focusing on reviewing individual councils on a regular rotational basis.
In early July 2012 the Board provided the Minister for Local Government with its recommendations and report, Review of Councillor Numbers 2012, and in October 2012, the Minister accepted the recommendations of the Board.
The Board finalised its review of councillor numbers for Brighton, Derwent Valley, Dorset, Launceston City, Southern Midlands and Waratah-Wynyard Councils and submitted its report, Review of Councillor Numbers 2013, with recommendations to the Minister for Local Government for consideration.
More details about both councilor numbers reviews is provided for your information.