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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 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.

Phase 2 - Reform Directions

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.

Next Steps

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.

Phase 2 Submissions

A summary of the online survey results can be accessed here.

Local Government Submissions Other Submissions
Australian Local Government Women's AssociationAustralian Institute of Company Directors
Break O'Day CouncilAustralian Services Union
Burnie City CouncilBennett, Kurt
Central Coast CouncilBolton, Jennifer
Central Highlands CouncilBonham, Kevin
Clarence City CouncilCapill, Neil
Cradle Coast AuthorityCircular Head Chronicle
Devonport City CouncilClimate Tasmania
Dorset CouncilCollier, Jim
George Town CouncilCommonwealth Bank
Glamorgan-Spring Bay CouncilEnvironmental Defenders Office Tasmania
Glenorchy City CouncilFont PR
Hobart City CouncilGardam, Malcolm
Huon Valley Council ManagementHeck, John
Huon Valley CouncilHeil, Petra
King Island CouncilHiggs, Marcus
Kingborough CouncilHiscutt, Ben, Desmond & Hugh
Latrobe and Kentish CouncilsHolderness-Roddam, Bob
Launceston City CouncilHuon Valley Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc.
Local Government Association of Tasmania

Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

Local Government Professionals Tasmania

King Island Courier

Metske, Sommer Councillor

Kingborough Ratepayers Association Inc.

Northern Midlands Council

Kite, Roger

Powell, Edwina Councillor

Law Society of Tasmania

Southern Midlands Council

Marsh, Joanne

Tasmanian Asset Management Group

Martin, Roger

Thwaites, Don Deputy Mayor

Maynard, John

Walker, James Alderman

Miller, Graeme

Waratah-Wynyard Council

Mulder, Tony

West Tamar Council

North-Eastern Advertiser

Winter, Dean MayorPeart, Kim
 Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Vic-Tas)
 Rands, Robert
 Slade, Tim
 Spurge, Mamie
 Summers, Geoff
 Tasmanian Community Newspaper Alliance
 Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS)
 Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
 Tasmanian Greens
 Tasmanian Labor Party
 Tasmanian Ratepayers and Community Alliance Network
 Vellacott, Bob
 Webb, Penny
 Wiener, Sven
 Willing, Don

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

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