Southern Midlands Council

Wednesday 23 January 2019

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 Wakling 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 3800 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.

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Public Notices

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - Inglewood Road at the Tin Disk Rivulet

Posted Saturday, 19 January 2019, 8.00am

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 19 (1) (a) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982, Inglewood Road, at the Tin Disk Rivulet Bridge, Oatlands will be closed to all classes of traffic for twenty four hours from 7.00am Thursday 31st January 2019 to 7.00am on Friday 1st February 2019.  During this time, works on the bridge over the Tin Dish Rivulet will be undertaken. 

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VEC Notification - Midland Highway Upgrade Bagdad/Mangalore

Posted Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 5.55pm

VEC propose the Southern Access into School Road is closed, leaving the North end open to traffic. VEC plan to complete works during the school holidays on Thursday 17th January to minimise the disruption to school activities and bus movements.  Road closure duration is expected to be approximately 1 day.

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Australia Day Award Recipients and Presentation Ceremony

Posted Friday, 11 January 2019, 10.00am

The Southern Midlands Council wishes to congratulate the recipients of Council’s Australia Day Awards.

Citizen of the Year Award - Mrs Gabrielle Watkins
Young Citizen of the Year Award - Miss Ashley McOrist-Mitchell
Community Event of the Year Award - Heritage & Bullock Festival

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Proposed Bus Shelter - High Street Oatlands Invite to Provide Comment and Feedback

Posted Friday, 11 January 2019, 9.00am

The Southern Midlands Council has been requested to erect a Bus Shelter in High Street, Oatlands. It is proposed that the Shelter be located in the vicinity of the present Bus Stop at the front of the Oatlands District High School (i.e. adjacent to the netball court).
Whilst the provision of bus shelters is generally not a local government responsibility, past requests to the bus service organisations to provide such infrastructure, or alternatively, to contribute to bus shelters, has proven to be unsuccessful.

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