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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.

Priority Reforms Announced

In December 2019 the Tasmanian Government decided to progress 37 of the 51 Reform Directions proposed in the Reform Directions Paper released in July 2019 as Priority Reforms to be incorporated in to the new Local Government Act.

To ensure there is alignment between local government electoral provisions and State electoral provisions, the Government will consider the electoral Reform Directions as part of the broader State Electoral Act Review, which is currently underway. During this time, the existing electoral provisions will continue to apply.

An overview of the reforms the Government intends to implement can be viewed here.

Draft legislation will now be developed and it is intended that a Draft Local Government Bill will be released for public consultation in mid-2020. For more information on the Review timeframe, visit the Timeframes and Scope page.

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 LGReview@dpac.tas.gov.au or write to us at:

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