Northern Midlands

Shared Services Study

The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, Treasurer, Minister for Planning, in partnership with the Northern Councils, including, Northern Midlands, officially released the Northern Tasmanian Councils Shared Services Study.

Joint Media Release of Break O’Day, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, City of Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar councils

The Hon. Peter Gutwein MP, Treasurer, Minister for Planning, in partnership with the Northern Councils, including, Break O’Day, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, City of Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar have today officially released the Northern Tasmanian Councils Shared Services Study. The objective of the study was to investigate the merits of a shared services model for the Northern region that would:
- Be in the best interest of ratepayers
- Improve levels of service for communities
- Preserve and maintain local representation
- Ensure the financial status of the councils are strengthened
The study has been prepared by KPMG at the request of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Northern Tasmanian Councils.
The study has highlighted that gains can be made by councils extending current resource sharing arrangements, along with wider joint contracting for common services at both sub-regional and whole of region levels.
The study acknowledges the strong collegial commitment existing between the councils and notes that this will provide a good platform for pursuing opportunities that would deliver real efficiencies to the communities in the northern region of councils.
The Councils will now consider the shared services report and discuss the process to progress the opportunities which have been highlighted in both the short and long term.
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Further enquires may be directed to the Mayor of each council.


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