You are here

Local Government

Local Government Legislation Review - Phase One

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to phase one of the local government legislation review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Mar 2019

Strengthening Local Government

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support reforms to the Board of Inquiry process.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Feb 2018

Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

Media Release - Glenorchy City Council Alderman, Kelly Sims, is doing the right thing by her constituents in acknowledging the climate emergency. Regrettably, her fellow aldermen seem to want to stay in a state of denial about the science and the fact...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Oct 2019

Local Government Legislation Review - Phase Two

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to phase 2 of the Local Government Legislation review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF - I rise to make some comments on the Budget scrutiny I undertook on behalf of the Greens in relation to local government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jun 2019

Greater Hobart Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens are pleased to support this bill. All great cities around the world have removed the artificial boundaries of municipal areas and have some mechanism that enables planning connectivity...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Gutwein Refuses to Act on Integrity Commission Report into Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council

Media Release - The Minister for Local Government, Peter Gutwein, refused to act on the Integrity Commission report into issues at the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council, and inappropriate use of resources. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2018

Local Government Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2018 (No. 49)

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Greens I support this Local Government Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill. It contains a substantial number of amendments. Given the number of councils in Tasmania and the time it takes...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Nov 2018

Adjournment - King Island, Issues with Local Council

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to move into a different space from matters that have come to our attention today. It is a story about what is happening on King Island.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Sep 2018

Liberals and Labor Ignore Police Warnings on Draconian Clarence By-Laws

Media Release - The Liberals and Labor voted together to support Clarence City Council’s by-laws that allow local government to crack down on public assembly, protests and even beach cricket. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Sep 2018

Local Government - General Manager's Roll

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2018

Gutwein Drops Ball on Anti-Protest, Anti-Fun Clarence Council By-Law

Media Release - The Minister for Local Government, Peter Gutwein, attempted to deny his oversight of councils when the Greens questioned him about the Clarence City Council by-law that will shut down peaceful assembly or event in that municipality without...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2018

Second Reading - WATER AND SEWERAGE CORPORATION AMENDMENT (CROWN INVOLVEMENT FACILITATION) BILL 2018 (No. 24)

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens support the intent of this bill to provide the legal machinery for councils to undertake the consultation and make decisions on approaching the next stage in the management of the part of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2018

Courtney Must Withhold Land Consent for Woodchip Port Until After Council Elections

Media Release - The Minister responsible for Tasmania’s Crown Lands, Sarah Courtney, today confirmed landowner’s consent was being considered by her government for the southern woodchip port. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2018

Greens Release Plan to Strengthen Local Government

Media Release - The Greens will reform the Local Government Act to strengthen local councils, and protect the governance of our regions and the interests of their communities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Feb 2018

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Democracy

Media Release - In Question Time today, the Minister for Local Government failed to explain why he is ordering a Glenorchy Council election for early January, but leaving residents in the Huon Valley to wait another year before they have the same...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Oct 2017

Glenorchy City Council

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Oct 2017

Call-In Power Planning Laws Recipe for Corruption

Media Release - The Liberals’ proposed “call-in powers” draft planning legislation opens a pathway to corruption that would lead to the worst planning outcomes for Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Aug 2017

Turnbull Government Australia Day Bullying of Councils

Media Release - The Turnbull Government is trying to bully Tasmanian councils into bending to the conservatives' ideological will and refusal to respect the pain felt by the First People every 26 of January.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Aug 2017

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Media Release - Today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania meeting on the government takeover of TasWater was a forgone conclusion. The Liberal Government’s mind was already made up.

Andrea Dawkins - 11 May 2017

Proposed Lauderdale Development a Disgrace

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise as the member for Franklin with the shadow planning portfolio to voice grave concerns I have about a proposed development in Lauderdale, which is with the Clarence City Council.  I...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Apr 2017

Strong Council Support for Cash for Containers Scheme

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Local Government spokespersonThe Greens congratulate Kingborough Council on joining West Coast, Clarence and Launceston City Councils in their support for a statewide container deposit scheme.

- 28 Mar 2017

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

Media Release - Minister Gutwein's options to councils for the funding of water and sewerage upgrades are cynical and politically motivated.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Feb 2017

$6M Treasury Loan Needs To Be Iced

Media Release - The financial activities and conduct of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council were called into serious question at last night’s Annual General Meeting by local residents.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Dec 2016

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Media Release - Twenty community and environment groups are organising a public meeting on Tuesday in Hobart Town Hall, because of their significant concerns about changes to planning in the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Nov 2016

Huon Valley Council and Support for Mayor Peter Coad

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 20 September 2016[5.55 p.m.]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2016

Huon Valley Ratepayers Shouldn't Foot Gutwein's Bill

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonThe Minister for Local Government revealed in Parliament today that he is considering charging the Huon Valley Council with the costs of their mediation process.

- 22 Sep 2016

Huon Valley Residents Suffer Gutwein's Delay

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonAfter three months, the Minister for Local Government has finally taken his Board of Inquiry's advice on fixing Huon Valley Council's toxic culture.

- 20 Sep 2016

Huon Valley Council Mediation Fruitless, Fresh Elections Needed

Media Release -  Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonThe withdrawal of a second councillor from the Huon Valley Council’s mediation process should send a strong message to the Local Government Minister that his process has been...

- 19 Sep 2016

Gutwein Ignores Board of Inquiry, Sets Up Huon Valley Mayor

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonMinister for Local Government, Peter Gutwein’s, call for the Mayor of the Huon Valley Council to stand down is a shameful attack on the man elected to change the broken culture of...

- 15 Sep 2016

Call to Maintain Environmental Living Zone in Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 24 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Aug 2016

Liberals' War on Councils

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2016

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

- 24 Aug 2016

Tasmanians Paying for Liberals' War On Councils

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonThe Liberals' relentless war on councils risks local service delivery and increases in rates for Tasmanians.Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein's amalgamation agenda is written...

- 25 Aug 2016

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Media Release - Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein has passed the buck on our aging water and sewerage infrastructure to councils, and in the same breath told them they shouldn't raise rates to pay for it.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Water Infrastructure News Welcome

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson    The Greens welcome the news TasWater have committed to fixing the water supply to all 24 towns currently on "do not consume" and "boil water" alerts within two years. It is the core business...

- 23 Aug 2016

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that the Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: No Money for Infrastructure to Support Tourism Growth

Parliamentary Activity - After years of industry leg work, Tasmania is finally seeing a tourism boom, attaining the biggest growth in international visitors and expenditure of any other State or territory.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 May 2016

Statewide Planning Scheme Adjournment Defeated

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokespersonIt's disappointing that both the Liberals and Labor voted against the Greens' move to defer the statewide planning scheme bill until the government released the scheme in full.The Greens...

- 13 Oct 2015

Greens Move to Defer Planning Bill

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokespersonThe Greens will move to defer the bill that enables a statewide planning scheme until the government releases the full scheme, and it has been properly consulted upon.

- 12 Oct 2015

Marriage Equality

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Acknowledges the worldwide impetus in support of marriage equality;2.     Commends Greens Kingborough Councillor Richard Atkinson for introducing a motion in support of marriage equality;3.    ...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2015

Scheme Needs to Cater to all Tasmanians, Not Just the Big End of Town

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Local Government & Planning spokespersonThe concern for the Greens is that any planning scheme that encompasses the whole State may not be an appropriate fit for Tasmania.

- 29 Jun 2015

Liberals Wash Hands of Responsibility for Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Local Government spokesperson With not one of TasWater's 80 treatment plants meeting modern standards and communities across Tasmania facing contaminated water supplies, the Hodgman Government seems to be walking...

- 4 Jun 2015

Water Quality in Towns

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN   [10.18 a.m.]You are aware that across Tasmania there are communities who were told not to drink their water because it is not safe or to boil it before drinking.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2015

Time to Reform Local Council Elections

Media Release - Electoral reform to provide for compulsory voting in local government elections and allowing electronic voting is needed to help turn around the worryingly low turn-out of voters in council elections.

Kim Booth - 29 Oct 2014