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Local Government Office
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Feb 1945
End Date:
31 Oct 2000
The Local Government Office was set up to assist the Minister in charge of local government. The Office was principally concerned with the administration of the Local Government Act. 

Despite occasional changes in administrative arrangements the functions of the Office remained relatively unchanged until 18 September 1998. However in this time it became part of different agencies including Department of Environment and Planning, Dept of Environment and Land Management, Department of Construction and Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

In 1996 the Local Government Office was transferred to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and in October 2000 after an internal review the Local Government Office became the Local Government Division.
Information Sources:
A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration by R. L. Wettenhall
Legislation Administered:
Building Act 1937 [Repealed 1962], Burnie Cemetery Act 1950 [Until 1993], Cemeteries Act 1865 (Amended 1870, 1872, 1880, 1900) [Repealed 1962], Cremation Act 1934, Dog Act 1934 [Repealed 1962], Dog Control Act 1987, Doubts Removal (Water Authorities) Act 1915 [Until 1993], Hobart Corporation Act 1963, Impounding Act 1930 [Repealed 1962], Launceston Corporation Act 1963 (except in so far as it relates to the payment of an endowment to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery), Launceston Flood Protection Act 1977, Local Authorities Lighting Act 1930 [Repealed 1962], Local Bodies Loans Acts 1881 & 1961 [Repealed 1962], Local Government Act 1906 [Repealed 1962], Local Government Act 1952 [Repealed 1962], Local Government Act 1962 (except in so far as it relates to health, cleansing, health related nuisances, places of public entertainment, franchises for slaughtering and health related municipal institutions, and town and country planning and building estates and subdivision) [Repealed 1993], Local Government Act 1993, Local Government (City of Launceston Reorganisation) Act 1985, Local Government (Deferred Elections) Act 1990, Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, Local Government (Indemnity of Councillors) Act 1983 [Until 1993], Local Government (Municipality of Lyell) Act 1986, Municipal Association Act 1916 [Repealed 1962], Municipal Borrowing Act 1953 [Repealed 1962], Municipal Employees' Assurance Act 1944 [Repealed 1962], Municipal Employees' Long Service Leave Act 1951 [Repealed 1962], Municipal Housing Act 1941 [Repealed 1962], Places of Public Entertainment Acts 1917 & 1959 [Repealed 1962], Port Cygnet Council (Huon Valley Apple Festival) Enabling Act 1952, Queenstown Cemetery Act 1970, Queenstown Lighting Account (Surplus Moneys Appropriation Act 1935, Rates and Charges Recovery Act 1936 [Repealed 1962], Rates Exemption Act 1934 [Repealed 1962], Roads and Jetties Act 1935 (insofar as it relates to Country Roads, the acquisition of land for roads and jetties controlled by Councils) [Until 1962], Southern Regional Cemetery Act 1981, Statutory Authorities Act 1962, Statutory Authorities (Municipal Appointments) Act 1962 [Until 1993], Town Building Act 1962, Town and Country Planning Act 1944 [Repealed 1962], Towns Act 1934 [Repealed 1962]. From 1990 onwards see the annual Administrative Arrangements Orders published as Statutory Rules.
Legislation Creating:
Administrative action (Minister of Lands and Works).
Series Created By Agency:
AA647 Petition and Poll from George Town, Zeehan, Scottsdale, Tasman and Glenorchy on Government by Council or Commission.01 Jan 193831 Dec 1948

AA174 Correspondence relating to Erection of War Memorials in Various Municipalities.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1971

AA654 Correspondence concerning Legislation relating to Local Government Matters.01 Jan 194331 Dec 1982

AA180 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Site Value Ratings.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1970

AA228 Correspondence relating to Municipal by-Laws.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1982

AA166 General Correspondence - Subject Files.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1985

PWD31 Letterbooks of Secretary for Local Government, State Economic Planning Authority, and Commissioner of the Town and Country Planning Commission.01 Sep 194530 Jun 1954

AB287 Correspondence relating to the Municipal Association of Tasmania.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1951

AA172 Correspondence relating to Australasian Conferences of Local Government Association.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1961

AA164 General Correspondence, registered.01 Jan 194831 Dec 1982

AB286 Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings relating to the Municipal Association of Tasmania's Municipal Conferences.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1982

AA646 Proclamations of Towns.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1950

AA173 Correspondence relating to Annual Conferences of Council Clerks (Municipal Conferences).01 Jan 195231 Dec 1972

AA229 General Correspondence01 Jan 195228 Feb 1989

AA165 Miscellaneous Correspondence, registered.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1956

AD952 Correspondence Register.01 Jan 195731 Dec 1982

AD950 General Correspondence (2).28 Mar 195710 Nov 2000

AA181 Correspondence relating to Report Dated 25 Nov 1959 of the Auditor General concerning the Financial Affairs of the Kingborough Council.01 Jan 195931 Dec 1960

AA179 Copies of Plans and Specifications for Various Community Centres Provided under Loans Act 1959.01 Jan 196031 Dec 1967

AA886 Reports of Proceedings of the Annual State/australasian Local Government Ministers and Officers Conference.01 May 196231 May 1974

AA644 Reports and Evidence of the Municipal Commission Into the St Leonard's Council.01 Jan 196731 Dec 1968

AA885 Correspondence relating to Annual Local Government Ministers' and Officers' Conferences.01 Jan 197031 Dec 1973

AA178 Correspondence relating to Plans and Specifications of Various Buildings.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1972

AB288 Report from the Municipal Commission of Tasmania on Matters relating to Local Government.01 Jan 197431 Dec 1974

AD953 Committee for Plumbing Product Authorisation - Minutes and Agendas.01 Oct 199330 Sep 1996