February 26, 2019
The Tasmanian Government has appointed the Reference Group for the review of the Local Government Act.
The group’s membership includes local government representatives, local businesses, industry, and community stakeholders.
The Group’s role is to workshop feedback from the already underway consultation process, and provide advice to the Review Steering Committee on possible options for reform.
The Reference Group members are:
Doug Chipman, Mayor Clarence City Council
Peter Freshney, Mayor, Latrobe Council
Kerry Vincent, Mayor, Sorell Council
Cheryl Arnol, Councillor, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council
Claire Smith, Director Organisational Performance, Waratah Wynyard Council
Lynette While, Director Community and Development Services, Meander Valley Council
John Brown, General Manager, Break O’Day Council
Andrew Paul, General Manager, Clarence City Council
Karen Abey, Solicitor, Simmons Wolfhagen
Margaret Taylor, community member
Pamela Allan, Adjunct Professor, School of Technology, Environment and Design, UTAS
Craig Perkins, CEO, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania
Rhonda Skelton, Board Member, Northern Midlands Business Association
Kym Goodes, CEO, TasCOSS
Luke Martin, CEO, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania
Brian Wightman, Executive Director, Property Council of Australia – Tas Division
Michael Bailey, CEO, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
New legislation is expected to be in place by 2020 to allow implementation before the next local government elections.The Review’s Terms of Reference and governance structure is available here.