The Future of Local Government Review – Have your say

The Future of Local Government Review has been commissioned by the Tasmanian Government to ensure our system of local government is robust, capable, and ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future. The Review is an ambitious, generational opportunity to explore the role, function, and design of local government in Tasmania.

The Minister for Local Government and Planning, the Hon Roger Jaensch MP, has appointed five members to the Local Government Board established under the Local Government Act 1993, which also includes the Director of Local Government, to undertake the Review. The Board is chaired by the Hon Sue Smith AM.

The Future of Local Government Review commenced on 20 January 2022 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Get involved and have your say

Whether or not we realise it, each of us relies on local government services every day — whether it’s for waste and recycling, parks and playgrounds, footpaths and roads, or health and other community services. Councils act as a voice for their local communities – advocating for the delivery of services and support, including from other levels of government.

Councils also make important decisions about building, health and the environment which can shape the character, amenity, and economic activity of their municipality.

This means we all have a stake in local government and its future. Your input is vital.

Complete the online community survey by 5pm, 8 May 2022 or register for a community workshop near you or online, happening in April and May 2022.

There will be a pop up event at Northgate Shopping Centre (387-393 Main Road, Glenorchy) on Sunday 27th March, 10am-12pm.

For details of the survey, community workshops and more information on the review, head to this link: