COVID-19

Important announcements

Peak Bodies Agree Principles for Engagement on Recovery and Rebuilding- 27 August

LGAT has joined forces with 10 other Tasmanian Peak bodies to develop a shared statement of intention for engaging Tasmanians in recovery and rebuilding.  Collectively this group of peak bodies represents the majority of Tasmanians and are committed to supporting individuals and communities as we response to COVID 19 and into the future.

We want all Tasmanians to have the same opportunities to rebuild and believe this is critical to achieving that is conversations and solutions that are tailored for diverse communities. Engagement with Tasmanians must consider barriers to participation and there should be open and transparent sharing of data between Governments, peak bodies and other stakeholders.

A copy of this Statement has been provided to the Premier and the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Committee with the view seeking their commitment to these principles and to broaden understanding of the way in which peak bodies can support recovery processes; including using our extensive networks into communities to facilitate engagement.  The statement can be read here.


Tasmanian Councils' measures to assist communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Measures Tasmanian councils have proposed or endorsed as of 1 September view here. This page will be updated  as measures are endorsed at council meetings.

Many Councils are also listing information and support measures on their websites. You can find your Council's website listed here

LGAT resources for Councils

LGAT Council Meeting and COVID-19 Safety Plan Guide - view here

LGAT Remote Meeting Guide  - view here

Please view this video for tips on how to be an effective Chair in a remote meeting.  View here

Template Financial Hardship Policy to help councils assess the unique circumstances and challenges that ratepayers are likely to face as a consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic view here.

Draft Commercial Hardship addendum - view here

Template Application Form for Financial Hardship - view here

Policy issues arising due to COVID-19

Waste Management - Things we can do to help assist waste overload during the current pandemic view here

Media and Correspondence

Message from LGAT President - Local Government is here to help 6 April 2020 view here.

MR - 22 May 2020 Additional Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding Welcomed view here

LGAT Opinion Editorial "Councils are supporting their communities while shouldering a share of the COVID-19 burden" -20 April  view here

MR - 27 March 2020 LGAT General Meeting outcomes including in principle Member actions re COVID-19 and praise for State Government Stimulus Response 27 March  view here.

Letter to Prime Minister - JobKeeper Payments Initiative view here.

Other LGAT information

LGAT Updates on Covid-19  view here

State Government COVID-19 Website

LG Pro COVID-19 Resources