Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tasmanian Govt announces expanded collaboration with councils

Tasmanian Premier, Jeremy Rockliff, today announced plans to expand collaboration between Local Government and the State Government as part of the Strategic Regional Partnerships.

“Last year I announced our plan to focus on our regions, what is unique about them and what they need to thrive,” the Premier said.

“This means looking at how we grow industry, ensure there are enough homes for workers, opportunities for young people, and the essential services and supports needed to attract more people beyond our major centres.”

The first of these partnerships was with the West Coast Regional Council, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding imminent.

Today the Tasmanian Government undertook to establish a Strategic Regional Partnership on the East Coast – extending from Orford through to St Helens.

“These Strategic Regional Partnerships will identify local challenges and support a long-term framework and regional direction for planning, investment and land use within the area,” said Premier Rockliff.

“The Partnerships focus on practical solutions that address regional needs and growth, and bring together key decision makers from all levels of government, business, community and industry in the region.”

The Premier said the East Coast was rich in opportunities, but also presented challenges.

“The Government looks forward to further engagement with councils, communities, industry and local businesses along the East Coast to identify what is needed to ensure a vibrant, thriving East Coast region,” he said.

“We are planning for the long-term and delivering what matters most for Tasmanians.”

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