The Tasmanian Parliament has now passed the Government’s landmark legislation to provide for greater collaboration between Southern councils and Government.

The Greater Hobart Act is an exciting step towards fostering a framework to support decision making between the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough councils and the Tasmanian Government.

The Greater Hobart Bill will allow the Tasmanian Government and Southern councils to capitalise on the many possibilities on the horizon for our capital city, while also effectively managing and planning for pressures our city faces as it grows.

The legislation passed the Parliament yesterday afternoon with minor amendments to take into account issues raised in the Upper House. It will create a strategic path forward for the Greater Hobart area and facilitate the implementation of the Hobart City Deal and its many exciting components.

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