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General

Allowances for Elected Members - Report of a Board of Inquiry into review of councillor allowances - June 2008

Annual report guidelines - Good practice guidelines July 2008

By-law database

Director of Local Government George Town Council Elector Petition - Report to Minister for Local Government, December 2013

Local Government Division Annual Report 

Local Government related media releases

Women into Local Government - You can make a difference 

Information for women about local government and campaigning

Young people and local government:


Publications by the Local Government Board

Council reviews - published in relation to Local Government Board reviews including general reviews of councils and specific reviews of single and joint authorities of councils.

Reviews of Councillor Numbers 2012 and 2013 

Guidelines

Copping Refuse Disposal Site Joint Authority

Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority

Cradle Coast Authority

Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority

Southern Waste Strategy Authority 

Annual Reports

Local Government Board Annual Report 2006-2007 - A report made to the Minister of the Board's activites for 2006-07

Local Government Board Annual Report 2005-2006 - A report made to the Minister of the Board's activities for 2005-06.top


Councillor support information

Councillor Allowances - Information sheet from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017 

Council Meeting Procedures - Information sheet July 2015

General Manager Appointments and Contracts - Information sheet July 2015

Access to information for councillors - Information sheet April 2014 

Compliance - Pecuniary interest; Misuse of office; Misuse of information - Information sheet August 2013

Director of Local Government and Local Government Division - Information sheet July 2015

Role of the General manager  - Information sheet April 2014

Pecuniary interest - Information sheet April 2014

Representations to councillors - Information sheet March 2014

Role of elected members - Information sheet September 2013 

Sale of Public Land - Information sheet July 2015     

Information for councils

Local Government (General) Amendment Regulations (No.2) 2016 - Information sheet December 2016

Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 - Key Changes - Information sheet July 2015

Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 - Key Changes - Information sheet July 2015

Tendering and Contracting - Information sheet July 2015

Local Government Audit Panels - A practice guide released June 2014 - Department of Premier and Cabinet

Dilapidated Building legislation - Guidance for General Managers - Department of Justice, released 24 Jan 2014

Calculating penalties for late payment of rates Information sheet November 2015

Local Government Rates and Charges - Guidance paper for policy development - April 2012

Tasmanian Local Government Asset Management Policy - February 2012

Annual General Meetings - Good practice guideline February 2016

Annual Report Guidelines - Good practice guideline July 2015

Local Government Code of Conduct

Commencement of Local Government Amendment (Code of Conduct) Act 2016 - Information sheet April 2016

Local Government Code of Conduct – Model Code of Conduct - Information sheet April 2016

Local Government Code of Conduct – Transitional provisions - Information sheet April 2016

Local Government Code of Conduct – Information for general managers - Information sheet April 2016

Local Government Code of Conduct Framework – Flowchart - April 2016

Local Government Code of Conduct Complaint Lodgement Form - April 2016

Recommended template for councils  to accompany the Model Code of Conduct - April 2016

National Competition Policy and Competitive Neutrality Principles

Statewide Directions Paper - Review of Council Recreational Vehicle Overnight Camping   Services 

Fact sheet - The provision of Council recreational vehicle camping services  - May 2012

Community Service Obligations - CSOs policy and guidelines for local government

Inter-governmental Agreement Establishing Principles to Guide Inter-Governmental Relations on Local Government Matters - an agreement the Tasmanian Government has entered into with the Commonwealth, other states and territories, and the Australian Local Government Association.

Further information on Competitive Neutrality Principles can be found on the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator webpage and also the following Tasmanian Government PDF documents:

Making by-laws

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 1 - Part II of the Local Government Act 1993 

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 2 - Steps in making a by-law 

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 3 - Regulatory impact statements / Section 156A Local Government Act 1993 )

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 4 - Penalties and infringement notices - The Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 5 - Tabling a law in parliament: requirements of the standing committee on subordinate legislation 

Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 6 - When a regulatory impact statement is not required 

Dog Control Act 2000

Information for owners and council officers 

Information on microchipping dogs 

Information on dangerous and restricted breed dogs

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Publications on partnership agreements

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Archive

Some earlier publications and annual reports have been archived to the Tasmanian Government electronic repository, STORS. Use the search function of the State Library of Tasmania catalogue to access these documents.