About us

The Tasmanian Spatial Information Council was established in 2008.

Previous governance for spatial information in Tasmania was limited to government representatives.  In 2006, the need to establish new, more holistic governance arrangements was identified.  It was recommended that new arrangements should involve government, academia, the private sector and professional institutions.

In 2007, State Cabinet approved the establishment of two new governing bodies - the Tasmanian Spatial Information Council and the Tasmanian Government Spatial Committee.

Led by an independent Chair, TASSIC members are nominated by key spatial organisations to ensure an appropriate balance of competencies and experiences.

TASSIC's Charter  provides for both permanent and interim members, all appointed by the Minister for Primary Industries and Water.

TASSIC has developed a framework of guiding principles to support the evolution of Tasmania's Spatial Data Infrastructure.  We welcome your comments and feedback.

Tasmanian Spatial Information Council, June 2014
Back (L-R): Malcolm Lester, Jon Osborn, Mark Wise, Mitchell Knevett. Front: Ashley Mahar, Kate Kent, Gary Nairn (Chair)