Two new candidates have announced plans to run for alderman at the City of Launceston council.
North Launceston Football Club president Thane Brady and Launceston business owner Bob Salt are the latest candidates to announce their positions.
Mr Brady, who previously stood for local government in 2014, said he was confident he could make a difference.
“People have been in my ear now for months suggesting the idea of standing again would be a good thing, because change is required and if I picked up a seat at the table I have all the attributes not to waste such an opportunity,” he said.
“People have shared their concerns with me about a range of issues with the overwhelming majority raising traffic congestion and a traffic master plan not incorporating the infrastructure investment we all know is required to make our city move again.
“I am totally committed to council amalgamation and good corporate governance.
“Transparency in decision making and expenditure combined with continually reviewing operational efficiency are non-negotiable behaviours for me.”
Mr Salt, who operates Launceston-based business Testing and Tagging Tasmania, said he was passionate about local community.
“Communication, cooperation and community service is key if we want to continue to ensure the Launceston region is a vibrant and welcoming to visitors and locals,” he said.
“I am a good listener and problem solver who will not give up until the job is done.
“We must all support Launceston to grow sustainability and for local people and small business to thrive.”
Mr Salt has lived and worked in Launceston most of his life.
He said the key issues he was focused on included council amalgamation, traffic congestion, parking, public transport, cleaning up the Tamar River and rate increases.
Candidates have until September 24 to announce their nominations for local government.