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Future of Local Government Review

Final Report

The Local Government Board (the Board) has handed the Minister for Local Government, Hon. Nic Street MP, the Final Report of the Future of Local Government Review.

The Board makes 37 recommendations on how our current system needs to change so that councils can meet the challenges and opportunities our communities will face in the next 20-30 years.

This is an important milestone in almost two years of extensive research, analysis, and engagement into the future role, functions, and design of Tasmania’s system of local government.

The Minister is now carrying out a final round of consultation with councils and the community. Your feedback will help the Tasmanian Government decide whether to make the changes recommended by this independent Board.

Do you agree with the Board’s recommendations, and do you want to see them implemented?

The Final report and its Recommendations

The Report presents an integrated package of 37 reform options for local government in Tasmania, as well as practical pathways and timelines for implementation of these reforms.

The reform recommenations address a number of issues and opportunities related to the role, functions and design of Tasmania's system of local government, including:

  • the future role for local government
  • voluntary council amalgamations
  • shared services
  • community engagement
  • rating and revenue
  • elected member capability and conduct
  • performance monitoring and continuous improvement
  • managing council assets
  • Tasmanian Government partnerships
  • council workforce development

Get involved

The Tasmanian Government is inviting public comment and submissions on the Final Report until 29 February 2024. There are a number of ways you can have your say.

You can make a submission: