Clarence to consult its community on voluntary amalgamation studies

Council has agreed to undertake community consultation on merger options in the two voluntary amalgamation feasibility studies conducted last year.

The feasibility studies explored the merits of shared services and amalgamation options for a potential South East Council as well as a Greater Hobart Council.

In agreeing to consult with the community on the Greater Hobart options, Council’s preference is for a strategic alliance between Clarence, Hobart, Glenorchy and Kingborough Councils. The following merger options outlined in the report will also be explained to residents in detail:

  • Clarence City Council, Kingborough Council, Glenorchy City Council and the City of Hobart
  • Clarence City Council, Glenorchy City Council and City of Hobart
  • Glenorchy City Council and City of Hobart.

Council will also seek feedback on the four merger options of the South East Councils Feasibility Study as well as a shared services option.  The amalgamation options include:

  • Clarence City Council, Sorell Council, Tasman Council and Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
  • Clarence City Council, Sorell Council and Tasman Council
  • Sorell Council, Tasman Council and Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
  • Sorell Council and Tasman Council.

In the coming weeks Council will outline a process for consultation. The advantages and disadvantages of all options will be explained in detail.

More information on the Council report from 3 July 2017 can be found at www.ccc.tas.gov.au/agendas&minutes.

Copies of the two Council amalgamation feasibility studies can be found on the home page of Council’s website. 

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