A coalition of the state’s leading peak bodies will hold Tasmania’s next State Government publicly accountable for the outcomes achieved for all Tasmanians by measuring community wellbeing.
Local Government Association of Tasmania CEO Katrena Stephenson said the coalition’s shared vision was of all Tasmanians having the opportunity to live in vibrant, resilient, healthy and safe communities.
“We’ll start issuing our joint progress reports quarterly from the swearing in of the next State Government,” Dr Stephenson said.
“Tasmanians want a state government that is transparent and accountable against a vision of the state we know they want: A strong network of communities that work to ensure current and future prosperity is within reach of every Tasmanian.
The coalition includes Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Council on the Ageing (COTA), the Housing Industry Association of Tas (HIA) the Local Government Association Tasmania (LGAT), Master Builders Tasmania (MBT), Regional Development Australia Tasmania, Shelter Tas, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Tasmanian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (TCDPA) and the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS).
“Together we are saying to all politicians—all those who aspire to represent Tasmanians—that it is time for them to try a new way of doing things so that we can achieve improved outcomes for every one of us,” Dr Stephenson said.
“It is time to set our self interest aside and focus on our common interest—the future prosperity, health and resilience of all Tasmanians.”