Tasmanian residents will have a chance to voice their vision of local government, with drop-in public consultation sessions planned across the state during February.
The public consultation sessions come as part of the government’s review of the Local Government Act – announced in June last year.
That review is expected to seek greater innovation, flexibility and productivity in local government, less red tape, along with increased accountability and transparency in the sector.
Four sessions are slated over one week from February 13, with two sessions for the state’s North, one on the East-Coast, and a final session in Hobart.
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Acting Minister for Local Government Elise Archer said it was “crucial” the legislation governing the sector both reflected “what communities expect” and supported councils to meet those expectations.
“This is an opportunity for the community to speak with the review team, ask questions and have their say on the future of local government,” Ms Archer said.
“The Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the importance of local government and the increasingly complex role it plays in serving and representing local Tasmanian communities.”
Drop-in session details:
- Ulverstone: Wednesday, February 13. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Foyer Room, Wharf Precinct
- Riverside: Thursday, February 14. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Tamar Function Centre, Windsor Community Precinct
- Bicheno: Tuesday, February 19. 4.30pm-7.30pm. Diamond Island Resort, Bicheno
- Hobart: Wednesday, February 20. 5.30pm-7.30pm. RACV/RACT Hotel, Hobart
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