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The Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, has suspended the Glenorchy City Council’s Aldermen for a period of six months effective from 12:00 midnight 8 February 2017. Any questions or queries please contact directly Glenorchy City Council or send an email to or phone Customer Service 03 6216 6800

David Pearce OAM

Personal Background and History


Alderman Pearce was first elected to Council in 1999.


A resident of Glenorchy for almost 30 years, in 2001 Alderman Pearce was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to persons with a disability, their families and the community.


Alderman Pearce has a personal and professional background in Human Rights and Ethics, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania majoring in political science and history.


He is an active volunteer, and was Glenorchy Citizen of the Year in 1990.


He is the Immediate Past President of the Glenorchy Lions Club and Advocacy Tasmania, is Vice President of HOPES and is a member of the Northside Anglican Parish Church Council.


Current Council Representation

Alderman Pearce is Council’s representative on the following committees and working groups:

  • Glenorchy Access Advisory Committee;
  • Safer Communities Committee;
  • Glenorchy Youth Task Force;
  • Glenorchy Carols By Candlelight Committee;
  • Moonah Sports Centre Committee (proxy);
  • Glenorchy Planning Authority;
  • Glenorchy Community Plan Project Committee (chair); and
  • Code of Conduct Committee.