Tasman Council

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.

Tasman Council
Tasmania
Map showing the Tasman local government area.
Coordinates43.0538°S 147.8342°E / -43.0538; 147.8342
Population2,372 (2016)[1]
 • Density3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
Established1 January 1907[2]
Area660 km2 (254.8 sq mi)
MayorKelly Spaulding (since 2018)
Council seatNubeena
RegionSouth East Tasmania, Australia
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
WebsiteTasman Council
LGAs around Tasman Council:
Sorell Sorell Tasman Sea
Frederick Henry Bay Tasman Council Tasman Sea
Storm Bay Tasman Sea Tasman Sea

History and attributes

The Tasman municipality was established on 1 January 1907.[2] Tasman is classified as rural, agricultural and medium (RAM) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

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.

Council

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.

The most recent election of Councillors was held in October 2018, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2018is:[4]

CouncillorPartyNotes
  Kelly Spaulding Independent Mayor
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Maria Stacey Independent Deputy Mayor   Jan Barwick Independent   David Beard Independent
  Pam Fenerty Independent   Casey Garrett Independent   Andy Griffiths Independent

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tasman". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. "Agency Details: Tasman Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  4. "Tasman Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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