A George Town councillor moved a motion suggesting the council implement a domestic/family and sexual violence strategy.
Councillor Justine Brooks put forward the motion following from a similar strategy implemented by the Brisbane City Council.
According to the motion in June's council agenda, Cr Brooks said while Brisbane City Council had far greater resources, the George Town Council could lead the way.
She said the strategy would outline a commitment to make it safer in terms of domestic violence, especially for women and children who account for more than 95 per cent of domestic violence victims.
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If approved, the motion would see council work with police, housing providers and community service organisations.
Cr Brooks said she was a chief executive with a Northern Tasmanian sexual assault service and could lend assistance to the development of the policy.
"Councils and local government are in an absolute ideal position to have that first interface with the public so they can do things like work with police and influence policy ... that's where I think change needs to start," she said.
The council will also vote on its budget, fees and charges for the next financial year at its June 23 meeting.
Like most councils, George Town faces a deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related recovery and hardship policies made available to ratepayers.
George Town's underlying deficit will be about $534,000. The council will also vote on its capital works program for the next financial year.