Tasman Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the south-east of the state. Tasman is classified as a rural local government area and has a population of 2,372, the region covers both the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas, with Nubeena the principal town.
Map showing the Tasman local government area.
|• Density||3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)|
|Established||1 January 1907|
|Area||660 km2 (254.8 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Kelly Spaulding (since 2018)|
|Region||South East Tasmania, Australia|
History and attributes
Port Arthur, Nubeena and Koonya are the main towns. The local government area contains the Tasman National Park and a large range of tourism sites including the former penal settlement of Port Arthur, now one of the eleven Australian Convict Sites listed on the World Heritage Register; Eaglehawk Neck and the Tessellated Pavement amongst many others.
Current composition and election method
Tasman Council is composed of seven Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.
|Independents and Unaligned||7|
|Maria Stacey||Independent||Deputy Mayor||Jan Barwick||Independent||David Beard||Independent|
|Pam Fenerty||Independent||Casey Garrett||Independent||Andy Griffiths||Independent|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tasman". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "Agency Details: Tasman Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Tasman Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Tasman Council official website
- Local Government Association Tasmania
- Tasmanian Electoral Commission - local government