Every Tasmanian relies on local government services every day — whether it’s for waste and recycling, parks and playgrounds, footpaths and roads, or 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 land use, health and the environment which can shape the character, amenity, and economic activity of their municipality.

The Tasmanian Government, through the Local Government Board, is undertaking a Review of the role, function and design of local government in Tasmania. To learn more about the review visit The Future of Local Government Review project page https://www.futurelocal.tas.gov.au/

To read the Stage 2 Interim Report (March 2023)

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council’s Future of Local Government Review Submission is available to view below. 

Glamorgan Spring Bay Community – Local Government Review Survey Report Results Below: 

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Submission to the Local Government Review – 2 August 2023

Register for a community hearing

Community members and local organisations based in a Council area in a community catchment can register to attend or express their interest to present at any hearing involving their local Council.

Representatives of organisations or peak bodies with a statewide policy focus are welcome to attend to observe the community sessions, but if they want to present they need to register for the dedicated peak body session here. 

All community hearings will be split into Council and community sessions, with the timing as follows:

  • Council sessions – 9:30am – 4:40pm
  • Community sessions – 5:30pm – 7:35pm