Tasmanian councils harden push for container deposit scheme

By Paul Hemsley Councils in Tasmania are backing the idea of a state-based Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) after a new independent report found the move could generate long term savings for local governments in kerbside waste collection and disposal. The fresh look at the potential value of a CDS on the Apple Isle comes after […]

Tasmanian councils accused of “rip offs”

By Paul Hemsley An already combative relationship between Tasmanian councils and industry group Tasmanians for Reform has deteriorated further amid a fresh row over whether new increases in council rates are justified without moves to reduce the high number of local governments in the island state. Business-led Tasmanians for Reform has attacked the move by […]

Tas consultation paper to look at council performance

By Rob O'Brien State and local government in Tasmania have announced a consultation paper on how to measure the performance of councils. Releasing the paper, the Premier, David Bartlett, and the President of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT), Cr Barry Easther, said the initiative would improve the management and sustainability of the third […]


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