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Review Steering Committee and Reference Group

Review Governance Structure

Review Steering Committee

The Review is governed by a Steering Committee, whose role is to guide the strategic direction of the Review and provide advice and recommendations to the Minister for Local Government. The Steering Committee's final Terms of Reference were released in November 2018.

The Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Mr Craig Limkin, - Deputy Secretary Policy & Intergovernmental Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Chair)
  • Director of Local Government (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Katrena Stephenson - CEO of Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) (Member)
  • Ms Roseanne Heyward - former Mayor of Tasman Council (Member)
  • Mr Greg Preece - former general manager and current Chair of the Local Government Board (Member)

Review Reference Group

The Steering Committee is supported by a Reference Group comprised of members from a broad range of backgrounds, including members of the local government sector (elected member and professional), the community, business and industry and research groups.

On 21 February 2019 the then-Minister for Local Government, Hon Peter Gutwein MP, appointed the following members to the Reference Group:

  • Doug Chipman - Mayor, Clarence City Council
  • Peter Freshney - Mayor, Latrobe Council
  • Kerry Vincent - Mayor, Sorell Council
  • Cheryl Arnol - Councillor, Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
  • Lynette While - Director Community and Development Services, Meander Valley Council
  • John Brown - General Manager, Break O'Day Council
  • Andrew Paul - General Manager, Clarence City Council
  • Karen Abey - Solicitor, Simmons Wolfhagen
  • Margaret Taylor - Community member
  • Pamela Allan - Adjunct Professor, School of Technology, Environment and Design, UTAS
  • Craig Perkins - CEO, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania
  • Rhonda Skelton - Board Member, Northern Midlands Business Association
  • Kym Goodes - CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCoss)
  • Luke Martin - CEO, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
  • Brian Wightman - Executive Director, Property Council of Australia - Tasmania Division
  • Michael Bailey - CEO, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)

The Reference Group has an advisory role and will workshop reform solutions that take into account the findings gathered through submissions to the Discussion Paper and feedback received through State-wide consultations.

Further information about the role and responsibilities of the Reference Group can be found in the Reference Group Charter.