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The Tasman Council is a local government area of Tasmania, covering the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas. At the 2011 census, the local government area had a population of 2,355,[2] that increases to over 8,000 at peak tourist times.

Tasman Council
Tasmania
A map showing the Tasman LGA in Tasmania
Tasman LGA in Tasmania
Coordinates 43°05′S 147°52′E / 43.09°S 147.86°E / -43.09; 147.86Coordinates: 43°05′S 147°52′E / 43.09°S 147.86°E / -43.09; 147.86
Population 2,405 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 3.644/km2 (9.44/sq mi)
Area 660 km2 (254.8 sq mi)
Mayor Roseanne Heyward (since 2014)
Council seat Nubeena
Region South East Tasmania, Australia
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Tasman Council.jpg
Website Tasman Council
LGAs around Tasman Council:
Sorell Sorell Tasman Sea
Frederick Henry Bay Tasman Council Tasman Sea
Storm Bay Tasman Sea Tasman Sea

Port Arthur, Nubeena and Koonya are the main towns. The local government area contains the Tasman National Park and a large range of tourism sites including the former penal settlement of Port Arthur, now one of the eleven Australian Convict Sites listed on the World Heritage Register; Eaglehawk Neck and the Tessellated Pavement amongst many others.

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CouncilEdit

Current composition and election methodEdit

Tasman Council is composed of seven Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Australian Labor Party nor the Liberal Party of Australia endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.

The most recent election of Councillors was held over a two-week period from 14 October to 28 October 2014, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2014, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Roseanne Heyward Independent Mayor
  Alan Hull Independent
  Maria Stacey Unaligned
  Pam Fenerty Unaligned
  Kelly Spaulding Independent Deputy Mayor
  David Macdonald Unaligned
  Roger Larner Unaligned

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tasman (M) (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 August 2015.   
  3. ^ a b "Tasman Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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