An independent report, released yesterday, recommends the creation of a Greater Hobart council bringing together the urban areas of Hobart, Glenorchy, Clarence, Brighton and Kingborough.

There are several recommendations but the most significant is:

That the present cities of Hobart, Glenorchy and urban Clarence (with Richmond and surrounds moving into the Sorell Council area), the urban part Kingborough excluding the Channel and Bruny Island (which would be incorporated into Huon Valley) be merged with Brighton to form a single council, to be named the City of Greater Hobart.

There's obviously going to be a lot of discussion to take place before any of the recpmmendations of the report become  reality. Read the full report here