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Councillor Allowances – Board of Inquiry 2017-18

Councillor Allowances Review

The Minister for Planning and Local Government, Peter Gutwein MP, pursuant to Section 215 of the Local Government Act 1993, has appointed a Board of Inquiry (Board), to review allowances payable to Local Government Councillors.

The members of the Board are Tasmanian Industrial Commission President, David Barclay and Deputy President Neroli Ellis.

An Issues Paper (PDF, 569.6 KB) published 9 January 2018, invites submissions from interested parties. The Issues Paper is intended to raise the key issues and provide background information.

Submissions received

Due dates

The closing date for written submissions is 5.00 pm Friday 16 February 2018.

Public hearings will take place in the week 19-23 February 2018
The report is to be provided by 2 April 2018.


Pursuant to s224 of the Local Government Act 1993 the Report of findings and recommendations has been provided to the Minister.

Ms Alex Johnston
Ph: (03) 6165 6775

Level 2, 144 Macquarie Street,

GPO Box 1108
Hobart Tas 7001