Southern Midlands Council

Thursday 3 September, 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

Southern Midlands Interim Planning Scheme 2015 Public Exhibition

Posted Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12.00am

The Southern Midlands Interim Planning Scheme 2015 was declared by the Minister for Planning on 26 August 2015 under section 30F of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 and came into operation on 2 September 2015. It relates to all of the Southern Midlands local government area. It comprises the ordinance and plans which describe in detail the area to which the interim planning scheme applies. The interim planning scheme replaces the Southern Midlands Planning Scheme 1998 which ceased to have effect on 2 September 2015.

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Current Positions Vacant

Posted Thursday, 20 August 2015, 12.00am

Details of Positions as advertised in the Mercury on Saturday 23rd August 2015

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Midland Highway Safety Upgrades - Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

Posted Monday, 17 August 2015, 12.00am

Midland Highway Safety Upgrades - Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed to invest $500 million to improve the safety on the Midland Highway over the next 10 years.

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Draft Campania Structure Plan 2015

Posted Thursday, 13 August 2015, 12.00am

Southern Midlands Council is developing a structure plan for the village of Campania.  The plan is needed to address a number of development issues including long-term town expansion and population growth, strengthening the school, solving use and development issues at Flour Mill Park, future development of the former school farm land, recreation needs and social sustainability. The overall aim is to establish a blueprint for the economic, social and physical development of the town.

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August 2015 Newsletter

Posted Monday, 3 August 2015, 9.00am

The August 2015 Newsletter is now available to read online or download.

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Heritage Highway
Visitor Centre

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

Events Calendar


23 Sep
Council Meeting - Oatlands Council Chambers
2 Oct
Burnie Show

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Local Weather Source: © Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Thu 3 Sep 2015
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Issued 4.25pm, Wed 2 Sep 2015

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