Southern Midlands Council

Welcome to the Southern Midlands

Take a walk around 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

Take a stroll along the Dulverton Walking Track

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 3,800 rateable properties and 6,000 persons scattered throughout the districts.

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

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Posted Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4.00pm

Tenders are invited from suitably experienced contractors for stabilisation and pavement reconstruction works to various roads in the Municipal area (including two coat seal).  Tenderers must have in place a quality management system that complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 1SO 9001:2000

Tender documents and specifications are available by selecting the Read More below.

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The Small Community Grants Program for 2021/2022

Posted Monday, 2 August 2021, 6.00pm

The Community Grants Program for 2021 has now opened and closes at 4.00pm on Monday 30th August 2021.

For more information select the Read More link below.

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Southern Midlands Draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS)

Posted Friday, 30 July 2021, 12.00pm

The Southern Midlands Draft Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) is now on public exhibition for 60 days. Any person may lodge a representation on the LPS between the 5th July 2021 and the 3rd of September 2021 (close of business).

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Public Notices

Public Notices - as advertised in the Mercury on Saturday 31st July 2021

Posted Thursday, 29 July 2021, 3.15pm

Notice is hereby given that applications have been made to Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 for the use or development of land as follows:

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Heritage and Bullock Festival Small 2021

Heritage & Bullock Festival 2021

Posted Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9.30am

The Heritage and Bullock Festival is on again.  Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021.

The Heritage & Bullock Festival is all about stepping back in time & celebrating the heritage skills, trades & Artisans that Oatlands is famous for. And Oatlands provides the perfect backdrop to showcase such talent from the movie set qualities of the vast collection of Georgian sandstone buildings to the moody atmosphere only a winter’s weekend can muster.

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