The Tasmanian Government has been working closely with the local government sector, to identify priority business continuity and regulatory compliance challenges for Tasmanian councils associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key areas for concern for the sector include compliance with meeting procedures, and requirements for the public availability of documents at council offices.

Changes have now been passed to allow Council to meet via video or teleconference, approve motions electronically and make documents available for inspection online. 

A full list of these changes are outlined in the Local Government COVID Notices -Fact Sheet.