Southern Midlands Council

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.

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    Local Government Reform

    Further to the information included in the August 2022 edition of the Council Newsletter, the Local Government Board has now issued its Stage 2 Report entitled ‘The future of local government review – Options Paper’. For those that may have not read the previous Council report, the Tasmanian Government has commissioned a Local Government Board Review into the Future of Local Government in Tasmania.

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    Posted Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 4.00pm

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    Beekeeper Registration

    As part of the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2019 (the Act), beekeeping is now considered a 'regulated dealing’ and under the Act, a person must not engage in a regulated dealing unless they are registered. Therefore, registration is now compulsory for all Tasmanian commercial and recreational beekeepers. This requirement was formalised in new Biosecurity Regulations 2022 which came into effect on 2 November 2022.

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    Posted Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 6.00pm

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    Media Release - Oatlands Boutique Hotel Proposal

    Tasmanian-based THN Hospitality Pty Ltd (THN) is pleased to have been named the preferred proponent to develop a boutique hotel at Oatlands. Following a rigorous selection process and detailed collaboration, the Southern Midlands Council and THN Hospitality have signed a Development & Sale Agreement which addresses the conditions under which the project can progress.

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    Posted Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11.50am

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    Contaminated Recycling

    Due to recent amount of contamination in the recycling bins with general household waste. This is a timely reminder to Ratepayers and Residents of what can be placed in the Recycling Bins.

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    Posted Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10.00am

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