Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework — Reform Directions Paper
This submission restates TasCOSS’s aim for a local government framework that increases community engagement and participation; minimises red tape and administrative burdens; and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of council services.
It is clear from our engagement with members that the community sector believes local government plays a key role in our community. Local government is responsible for delivering a level of administration and range of services that underpin the social, economic, political and cultural systems that support our communities. As such, local government is a key player in addressing disadvantage by making decisions and taking actions that help to remove or reduce the barriers to inclusion and providing opportunities that increase participation and encourage greater community engagement.