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The publications on this page are Portable Document Format (PDF) files and require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader is easy to download and is free of charge.
Allowances for Elected Members - Report of a Board of Inquiry into review of councillor allowances - June 2008
Annual report guidelines - Good practice guidelines July 2015
Women into Local Government - You can make a difference
Young people and local government:
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.
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.
Councillor Allowances - Information sheet from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018
Access to information for councillors - Information sheet December 2017
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
Local Government Amendment (Targeted Review) Act 2017 - summary of changes to the Local Government Act 1993 - Information sheet December 2017
Tendering and Contracting - Information sheet July 2015
Local Government Audit Panels - A practice guide revised March 2018 - Department of Premier and Cabinet
Local Government Audit Panels - A practice guide - Appendix 1: Model code of conduct for members of the audit panel - Word version released March 2018
Local Government Audit Panels - A practice guide - Appendix 2: Model audit panel charter - Word version revised March 2018
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
Tasmanian Local Government Asset Management Policy - February 2012
Annual General Meetings - Good practice guideline February 2018
Annual Report Guidelines - Good practice guideline January 2018
Local Government Code of Conduct – Model Code of Conduct - Information sheet April 2016
Local Government Code of Conduct – Information for general managers - Information sheet April 2016
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 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
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.