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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Local Government Division

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Contact the Local Government Division on 03 6232 7022 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.

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Resources for Councils and Councillors

Amendments to Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2016 - Information sheet January 2019

Summary of Changes to the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 - Information sheet August 2018

Gifts and Donations Register - Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 - Guideline August 2019

Councillor Allowances - Information sheet from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020

Council Meeting Procedures - Information sheet November 2018

Access to information for councillors - Information sheet December 2017

Compliance - Pecuniary interest; Misuse of office; Misuse of information - Information sheet November 2018

Role of the General manager - Information sheet November 2018

Information for councils

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

Annual General Meetings - Good practice guideline February 2018

Annual Report Guidelines - Good practice guideline January 2018

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 by-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