Southern Midlands Council

Thursday 30 July, 2015

Welcome to the Southern Midlands

Drop into the Heritage Highway Visitor Centre.

Take a tour of the Callington Mill Complex

Explore the Topiary Trail in Oatlands village

Keep a watch out for the Shadows of the Past

Visit the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary

View our heritage resources and collections

Step back in time

Take in our wonderful landscapes and things from a bygone era

Welcome to the Southern Midlands of Tasmania, where a blend of good old fashioned values and modern ideas co-exist. The Southern Midlands Council is a rural local government authority with approximately 3400 rateable properties and 6000 persons scattered throughout the districts.

Towns and localities include Mangalore, Bagdad, Broadmarsh, Elderslie, Dysart, Kempton, Melton Mowbray, Oatlands, Tunbridge, Tunnack, Parattah, Woodsdale, Levendale, Runnymede, Colebrook, Campania and Rekuna.

Latest News

2015/2016 Rates & Charges Rates Resolution

Posted Monday, 27 July 2015, 9.00am

THAT under the Local Government Act 1993 and the Fire Service Act 1979, the Southern Midlands Council has made the following rates and charges upon rateable land within the municipal area of Southern Midlands (“the municipal area”):

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Council’s Community Small Grants Program - 2015

Posted Sunday, 26 July 2015, 9.00am

Council’s   Community Small Grants program has been established to support projects, programs and activities developed for the benefit of residents of the Southern Midlands municipal area. Council recognises the immense community benefit provided to our residents and visitors by local community organisations through the provision of grants to assist them provide, but not restricted to, programs, improve safety, undertake minor capital works and purchase equipment.

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Department of Defence Public Notice - Disposal of Pontville Small Arms Range at Midland Highway, Pontville

Posted Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9.00am

The Department of Defence wishes to advise that in late 2015 it will dispose of the former Pontville Small Arms Range at Midland Highway, Pontville, Tasmania, 7030.

Defence officials will be providing public briefing sessions to inform interested parties of the disposal process of the site. Following a brief presentation, Defence officials will be available for further discussion.

Details of the public forums are as follows:

Thursday 13 August 2015
Brighton Civic Centre
25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater, 7030
12.00 noon start until 2.00 pm
Short presentation start at 12.15

Thursday 13 August 2015
Brighton Civic Centre
25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater, 7030
7.00 pm start until 9.00 pm
Short presentation start at 7.15

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Lake Dulverton Conservation Area - Domestic Birds

Posted Monday, 13 July 2015, 5.00pm

Ratepayers are requested to not release domestic geese, ducks or chooks (recently some roosters) to live around Lake Dulverton.  The domestic ducks and geese heavily pollute the water, and the ducks have been known to breed with the wild ducks. There have been a number of domestic birds released in the area over the last few months.  It can mean that these animals find the sourcing of food difficult because it is something that they have not learnt.  They then rely on the public to feed them to survive and often go hungry.

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Midland Highway Interim Safety Improvements - Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1

Posted Friday, 12 June 2015, 8.00am

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to invest $500 million to improve safety on the Midland Highway over the next 10 years.  Using the AusRAP methodology (which is the national road safety audit approach initiated by combined national motoring associations, including RACT), he objective of the investment is to lift the safety standard of this strategic highway to a minimum 3 star AusRAP safety rating over its entire length.  For most of the Midland Highway, the predominant crash type is loss of control, most of which are single vehicle crashes with some resulting in head-on crashes and fatalities. 60% of the fatalities on the highway have been due to head-on crashes.

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Events Calendar


26 Aug
Council Meeting - Oatlands Council Chambers

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Local Weather Source: © Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Thu 30 Jul 2015
Min 4°C Max 10°C
Late rain at times.

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Issued 4.25pm, Wed 29 Jul 2015

Heritage Highway
Visitor Centre

Visit the Heritage Highway Visitor Information Centre located in the Callington Mill Complex, 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands, Tasmania for information.

Southern Midlands of Tasmania, where a blend of good old fashioned values and modern ideas co-exist