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The Director of Local Government is responsible for publishing local government performance information through the Local Government Data, Analysis, Transparency, Accountability (LG DATA) project.
The LG DATA project is designed to complement the work of the Auditor-General, who produces annual reports on local government financial sustainability.
LG DATA aligns with the Tasmanian Government Open Data Policy 2016 and aims to:
The Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) is publicly accessible via the Land and Information System Tasmania (the LIST).
The CDC includes financial, infrastructure, human resources and planning data for Tasmania’s 29 councils. The data is in raw form and has been validated, but not analysed.
Find out more about the Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection, including how to access the datasets.
LG DATA ‘snapshots’ analyse and present the data from the CDC (and other sources). Each snapshot includes information about a theme that is of interest to the public or the local government sector.
To provide comparisons between similar councils, information is grouped according to the Australian Classification of Local Governments (ACLG). This takes into account council size, population and density.
All snapshot data is sourced or derived from publicly available information, such as the Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection, Tasmanian Auditor-General reports and Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogues.
The most recent snapshot analyses key performance indicators to compare rates across Tasmanian councils.
This snapshot examines the financial performance indicators of net worth, working capital and working capital ratio to show change over time in and between councils within each council classification
This snapshot identifies and tracks key population trends, which are useful for informing future strategies to deal with predicted population growth or decline.
This first snapshot report focuses on rates, given the strong level of community interest in the subject.
The Director of Local Government welcomes feedback from the local government sector, other stakeholders and the broader Tasmanian community on suggestions for council performance indicators and focus areas of future data snapshots.
Provide your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historically, the Tasmanian Government has worked closely with the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) and the Tasmanian Auditor-General to
Detailed performance and sustainability reports were produced by the Local Government Division, and more recently the Auditor-General. These reports included detailed comparative analysis for Tasmanian councils across a range of performance measures.
In recent years, the Auditor-General’s reporting approach has moved toward a broader sector analysis, with aggregated information based on rural and urban council classifications.
Performance reports published by the Local Government Division include
Reports from the Auditor-General can be found at www.audit.tas.gov.au/publications.
For more information about LG DATA and council performance contact the Local Government Division