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The Minister for Planning and Local Government announced the targeted review at the Local Government Association Tasmania’s (LGAT) annual conference in July 2015. The Terms of Reference of the review were endorsed by the Premier’s Local Government Council in December 2015.
A Steering Committee was established to undertake the review and released a discussion paper in April 2016. In September 2016, the Steering Committee prepared a consultation feedback report that included a number of recommendations to the Minister.
A draft version of the Local Government Amendment (Targeted Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was released for public consultation in March 2017. In late 2017, the Bill passed through both houses of Parliament, and received Royal Assent on 22 November 2017.
A copy of the Local Government Amendment (Targeted Review) Act 2017 is available for download.
Some of the key changes to the Local Government Act 1993 include:
Further information on the changes to the Act is provided in the information sheet Local Government Amendment (Targeted Review) Act 2017 – December 2017.
For further enquiries about the changes, please contact the Local Government Division on 03 6232 7022 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.