This Act, consisting of 351 sections divided into 16 Parts and completed by ten Schedules, divides the State into municipal areas and electoral districts. It establishes a council in each municipal area (names of each council are specified in Schedule 3), provides for functions and powers of such authorities, for their administration and for other matters related to local authorities. It also provides for the establishment of council committees, of a Code of Conduct Panel, Standard Panels, and of controlling authorities.The Act provides for special powers of a council, which include the purchase, acquisition, sale and lease of property.The Act further provides for: elections of mayors, deputy mayors, councilors; petitions, polls and public meetings; financial management of councils; rates and charges; impounding of animals; establishment of the Local Government Board, composition and powers and functions; establishment of a Board of Inquiry to investigate a council, single authority or joint authority; legal proceedings; Council elections; offences; etc.
Implemented by: Local Government (General) Regulations, 2005. (2012-12-01)
Implemented by: Local Government (General) Regulations 2015. (2016-04-13)
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Government of Tasmania (Australia)
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