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The Tasmanian Government is conducting a major review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework.
The Review was announced in June 2018 and is being conducted with extensive consultation with the local government sector, the community and affected stakeholders. Further information, including on the scope of the Review, can be found on the About the Review page.
Submissions to the Government’s Reform Directions Paper closed on Monday 30 September 2019, following a three month consultation period. This marks the end of Phase 2 of the Review. More information about the Review’s time-frames can be found on the Timeframes and Scope page. The Paper and associated fact sheets can be accessed through the Phase 2 - Reform Directions page.
Close to 800 survey responses were received, as well as 76 written submissions. Written submissions are available to view below. In accordance with the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Public Submissions Policy, personal information such as addresses and phone numbers has been redacted.
Feedback received through submissions and face-to-face consultation sessions held around the State was provided to the Review’s Steering Committee, and the Committee submitted its advice to the Government in late 2019.
The Government is considering the Steering Committee’s advice, after which it will announce its position on the proposed reforms. Following the Government’s decision, work will commence on new draft legislation to implement the reforms. Any draft Bill/s will be available for public consultation in mid-2020.
For more information on the Review’s time frames, visit the Timeframes and Scope page.
A summary of the online survey results can be accessed here.
|Local Government Submissions||Other Submissions|
|Australian Local Government Women's Association||Australian Institute of Company Directors|
|Break O'Day Council||Australian Services Union|
|Burnie City Council||Bennett, Kurt|
|Central Coast Council||Bolton, Jennifer|
|Central Highlands Council||Bonham, Kevin|
|Clarence City Council||Capill, Neil|
|Cradle Coast Authority||Circular Head Chronicle|
|Devonport City Council||Climate Tasmania|
|Dorset Council||Collier, Jim|
|George Town Council||Commonwealth Bank|
|Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council||Environmental Defenders Office Tasmania|
|Glenorchy City Council||Font PR|
|Hobart City Council||Gardam, Malcolm|
|Huon Valley Council Management||Heck, John|
|Huon Valley Council||Heil, Petra|
|King Island Council||Higgs, Marcus|
|Kingborough Council||Hiscutt, Ben, Desmond & Hugh|
|Latrobe and Kentish Councils||Holderness-Roddam, Bob|
|Launceston City Council||Huon Valley Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc.|
|Local Government Association of Tasmania|
|Local Government Professionals Tasmania|
|Metske, Sommer Councillor|
|Northern Midlands Council|
|Powell, Edwina Councillor|
|Southern Midlands Council|
|Tasmanian Asset Management Group|
|Thwaites, Don Deputy Mayor|
|Walker, James Alderman|
|West Tamar Council|
|Winter, Dean Mayor||Peart, Kim|
|Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Vic-Tas)|
|Tasmanian Community Newspaper Alliance|
|Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS)|
|Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association|
|Tasmanian Labor Party|
|Tasmanian Ratepayers and Community Alliance Network|
The latest Local Government Review Newsletter is available to download.
If you would like to receive news and updates directly about the progress of the Review, you can subscribe to our mailing list by entering your email address below.
For more information about the Review, please contact the Project Team by phone (03) 6232 7643, by email at LGReview@dpac.tas.gov.au or write to us at:
Local Government Legislation Review
Local Government Division
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001