Southern Midlands Council

Friday 24 February, 2017

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

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

Public Notice

Posted Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10.00am

Public Notices as advertised in the Mercury on Friday 24th February 2017

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Meet the Artist in Residence - See the Work

Posted Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 8.00am

Southern Midlands Council’s Oatlands Gaol Artist in Residence Henrietta Manning is opening the gaoler’s residence front door and inviting you to visit. Come and meet the artist in Oatlands and see some of the work she has been doing here on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2017 between 10:00am and 4:00pm, before her major solo exhibition 3rd - 8th May at Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

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Funding of Primary Health Services in Rural Tasmania

Posted Friday, 16 December 2016, 1.00pm

I am writing with an update on changes to funding of primary health services for people with chronic conditions in rural areas.
As you will be aware, one federally-funded rural primary health program ends on 31 December this year and a new, different program starts in the new year.
Local councils and health and community service providers in 21 Tasmanian local government areas were invited to tender for rural primary health services funding under the new program.

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Participants needed for Survey

Posted Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 6.20pm

Dr Lisel O'Dwyer is a research scientist working with the Tasmania Fire Service on bushfire preparedness and the role of pets and animals in preparation and evacuation. The project is part of the national Cooperative Research Centre on Bushfire and Natural Hazards funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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Native Corners Drop In Bushfire Ready session

Posted Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 9.10am

You are invited to attend a bushfire-ready drop in session to talk about local bushfire issues.

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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


7 Mar
King Island Show
13 Mar
Eight Hour Day Public Holida
18 Mar
Meet the Artist in Residence - See the Work
19 Mar
Meet the Artist in Residence - See the Work

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Light showers
Fri 24 Feb 2017
Max 20°C
Possible morning shower.

Issued 5.40am, Fri 24 Feb 2017

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