Council Meeting News March 2023

Glenorchy City Council held its third meeting for 2023 at 3:30pm Monday 27 March with nine (9) Elected Members present. 

At the meeting Council considered 9 reports in the open section and 3 reports in the closed section of the meeting, with the highlights from the meeting as follows:

Draft Glenorchy City Council Strategic Plan 2023 – 2032

Council endorsed it’s new Strategic Plan 2023-2032.

As reported last month, every local government in Tasmania needs to develop and maintain a Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to set Council’s direction over the next 10 years. The draft Plan considered by Council contains the purpose, values, community goals, objectives, strategies, and measures of success to define that future direction. The plan is to be reviewed every four years and the newly elected Council have just completed this through an intensive period during January and February this year.

The draft plan was considered at the February 2023 meeting and was released for public comment from 28 February until 19 March.

Council received 16 detailed responses from community members and another 10 responses supporting the draft plan. Feedback was considered and incorporated into the final draft as deemed appropriate.

You can find the 2023 – 2032 Glenorchy City Council Strategic Plan at or collect a hard copy from Council offices in Main Rd Glenorchy, or from the Moonah Arts Centre on Albert Rd, Moonah.

General Management Committee of Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)

Council voted to nominate Mayor Bec Thomas as a candidate for the upcoming LGAT elections.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner has invited nominations for President of LGAT and for membership on the LGAT General Management Committee. Nominations close on 
19 April 2023.

Glenorchy City Council can make one nomination under the LGAT rules. The person nominated may be an alderman or councillor from Glenorchy City Council, Clarence City Council or Kingborough Council.

Mayor Thomas was supported by Council as a candidate for the President of LGAT and for the General Management Committee position representing Southern Council’s with a population greater than 20,000.

We wish Mayor Thomas well in the upcoming LGAT elections. The outcome is expected to be declared on 15 June 2023.

Review and Councils Services – Arts and Culture

Council noted the outcomes of a review of the Moonah Arts Centre and authorised a review of the MAC Business Plan to occur over coming months. The review aimed to explore ways to improve revenue into the centre and potential cost sharing opportunities.  A range of opportunities have been identified and will be considered as part of the MAC business plan review, with a report to come back to Council within 6 months.

the report also noted that the Arts and Culture/MAC section has been renamed to “Creative Communities” to better reflect its grassroots community function.

You can view the full agenda and minutes on Council’s website, via this link