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Remember the South Representatives from the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA) have urged both the major parties to remember the south at the upcoming Federal Election. Gathering to officially launch the STCAʼs 2013 Federal Election “Manifesto”, Chairman, Alderman Damon Thomas said the document outlined the key priority areas for investment across the region as agreed […]

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Media Release The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA), has received the final report of the Independent Panel looking into future options for Local Government in Southern Tasmania. “The STCA Board sees the recommendations in this report as a starting point for a discussion with elected members of the 12 Councils and the community of Southern […]

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Media Release At the Annual General Meeting of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA), Damon Thomas, Lord Mayor of Hobart, was appointed as the new Chairman replacing outgoing Chairman Alderman Rob Valentine. Tony Bisdee, Mayor of Southern Midlands, was appointed as Deputy Chairman, replacing the outgoing Deputy Alderman Jock Campbell. “The Board would very much […]

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Download the Community Survey responses. The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority, with funding support from the Federal Government’s Local Government Reform Fund, has appointed an independent panel to work through the issue of what would be the best structure for local government in Southern Tasmania in the future. The Independent Panel, has commenced its task of […]

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Call for submissions Download the Public Submission Form. The Southern Tasmania Councils Authority, with funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Local Government Reform Fund, is undertaking an independent review of the structure of Local Government in Southern Tasmania. The aim of the project is to develop options that will: Maximise the financial sustainability of the southern […]

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The last few decades have seen a lot of debate about the number and size of Councils in Tasmania. The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA) has initiated a project to look at the practical options for change to the structure of local government in Southern Tasmania. “With funding support from the Federal Government’s Local Government […]

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All members of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority have united in a campaign for an exciting $32 million plan to help solve public transport problems in the region. The plan aims to build an integrated network linking buses, cross-Derwent ferries, cycleways, satellite transport hubs and regional roads to reduce congestion, improve road safety and make […]

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Southern Tasmanian Councils have joined forces to seek changes to the Nation Building and Jobs Plan Facilitation Bill currently before State Parliament. Chair of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Association (STCA), Ald Rob Valentine, said the Councils note the bill’s key objectives but were concerned that it had the potential to create future problems for homeowners, […]

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The Southern Tasmanian Youth Transitions Taskforce has launched a film competition – ‘Lost in transition?’ — with substantial prizes. The Theme The film needs to be about transitions for young people moving, and think about moving from full time high school to further education, training and employment.   It will look at aspects of transition […]

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The Chair of the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA), Ald Rob Valentine said today that Southern Tasmanians were expecting ‘both major political parties’ to commit funding to the Southern Tasmanian Infrastructure Plan, which includes a bypass of Dysart, Brighton, Bagdad and Pontville and an upgraded Bridgewater Bridge. Responding to a suggestion from the RACT that […]

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