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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Local Government Legislation Review

As announced by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, in June 2018 the Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework has now commenced. Information on the Review governance, terms of reference, scope and timeframes is provided in the ‘About the Review’ and ‘Scope and Timeframes’ pages.

Discussion Paper: Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework

The first phase of the Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation is underway and a Discussion Paper has been released that seeks broad input on the principles that should be embodied in a future local government legislative framework.

Submissions are invited on how the sector should be governed and what should be considered in developing a new legislative framework that will best support local government and its communities into the future. Information provided as part of these submissions will help inform future reform positions.

Submissions can be made by any of the following methods:

Local Government Legislation Review
Local Government Division
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001

Submissions are open till 5.00pm, 1 March 2019.

For further information about the Discussion Paper and the Review more broadly, please see our Frequently Asked Questions resource.

Expressions of Interest for the Review Reference Group

The Tasmanian Government is seeking Expressions of Interest from stakeholders with an interest in local government to be on a Reference Group. The Reference Group, which will be an advisory group to the Review Steering Committee, will be appointed from February and membership is on a voluntary basis.

Information about the purpose and role of the Reference Group and what membership of the Reference Group would involve, including the relevant time commitment, can be found in its Charter. All interested applicants are encouraged to read the Charter before completing the Expression of Interest application.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by completing an online application or downloading the Expression of Interest form and emailing or posting it to the address provided on the form.

Expressions of Interest are open till 5.00pm, 25 January 2019.

Contact Information

For more information about the Review, please contact the Project Team by phone (03) 6232 7643 or by email at LGReview@dpac.tas.gov.au