Draft Election Caretaker Period Policy



George Town Council invites community members to view and comment on the draft Election Caretaker Period Policy. At Council, we recognise the importance of engaging and consulting with our community when implementing and reviewing our policies therefore we are seeking feedback regarding its content, purpose and direction.

What is this Policy?

The Election Caretaker Period Policy provides the community with a clear understanding of how George Town Council will operate during the upcoming Local Government election. Whilst there is currently no formal statutory ‘caretaker period’ in relation to Local Government Elections in Tasmania, the Minister for Local Government has encouraged Councils to voluntarily adopt a Caretaker Policy.

The Election Caretaker Period Policy is attached, and it can also be found HERE and in hardcopy at the George Town Council Office in Anne Street.

The consultation period will commenced Wednesday 13th of July 2022 and will close 5:00pm Tuesday 9th August 2022. 

Please provide your feedback and comments in writing by 5:00pm Tuesday 9th of August 2022.

Email:  council@georgetown.tas.gov.au 
Letter: PO Box 161, George Town TAS 7253