Local Government Reform

The Tasmanian Government has commissioned the Local Government Board to undertake a Review of the role, function, and design of local government in Tasmania.

The Board consists of the Hon. Sue Smith AM (Chair), Ric De Santi, Paul West, the Hon. Pam Allan, Kym Goodes and Mathew Healy. 

The review has three stages:

  • Stage 1 – community engagement, evidence, and fact-find – complete
  • Stage 2 – analysing options, this stage was extended until March 2023 – complete
  • Stage 3 – recommending solutions – this stage has been extended until October 2023

On 29 May 2023 the Government’s Review Board released information packs which showed possible amalgamation options.  Tasman Council is listed in two scenarios:

South-East Catchment, councils involved include Tasman, Glamorgan-Spring Bay and Sorell

973.8 KiB

Eastern Shore Catchment, councils involved include Tasman, Clarence, Brighton and Sorell

1.2 MiB

The Board is due to deliver its final recommendations to the Government at the end of October 2023.  NOW is the time to speak up and have your say in relation to the future of Local Government in Tasmania.

The Board invite all comments of the Information Packs and potential local government reform and amalgamations in Tasmania.  Submissions are open until 2 August 2023.  Comments can be provided to the Boards Submission Page https://engage.futurelocal.tas.gov.au/make-submission or by emailing Submissions.LGBoard@dpac.tas.gov.au.

Other Documents and Links for more information on the Future of Local Government in Tasmanian Reform