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Local Government Legislation Review

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Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework

The Tasmanian Government is conducting a major review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework.

The Review was announced in June 2018 and will involve extensive consultation with the local government sector, the community and affected stakeholders.  Further information, including on the scope of the Review, can be found from the About the Review page.

Phase 1 Consultation Overview

The Government released a Discussion Paper in December 2018 seeking feedback on the principles that should underpin a local government legislative framework.

The consultation period closed on 1 March 2019. Three hundred and eighty two submissions were received from members of the community, the local government sector, businesses, representative groups and other interested stakeholders. You can view these submissions on the Phase 1 Submissions page.

Consultation sessions were held around the State throughout February, giving the community and interested stakeholders an opportunity to engage with the Project Team and discuss the Review. There will be additional opportunities for consultation throughout the second and third phases of the Review.

Further information on the progress of the Review will be available on this webpage or alternatively, you can contact the Project Team via email at or by phoning (03) 6232 7643.

Key dates

1 March 2019

Submissions to Discussion Paper have closed

Mid 2019

Consultation on Reform Directions Commences

News and updates

The latest Local Government Review Newsletter is available to download.

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Review project team contact information

For more information about the Review, please contact the Project Team by phone (03) 6232 7643, by email at or write to us at:

Local Government Legislation Review
Local Government Division
GPO Box 123