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.

The Mayor, Councillors and Staff of the Southern Midlands Council wish all residents a happy and safe Christmas & New Year.

Latest News

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    Community Engagement - Renewable Energy Zones

    Four regions of Tasmania have been identified as potential ‘renewable energy zones’. The ‘central zone’ is comprised of land within the Central Highlands, Southern Midlands and Northern Midlands municipal areas.

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    Posted Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 7.00pm

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    Oatlands Aquatic Centre Opening to the General Public

    The Oatlands Aquatic Centre will open to the General Public this coming Monday 14th November 2022 from 7am

    An Official Opening will happen in March 2023 once all the exterior works have been completed.

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    Posted Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 11.00am

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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. 

    THN Managing Director Ben Targett said the preliminary concept design, led by multidisciplinary design firm Fender Katsalidis, for the hotel and precinct development at 10-16 Barrack Street featured 43 accommodation rooms, dining and event facilities, and space for related retail/service experiences. 

    Mr Targett said although it was "early days" in the life of the project, his team was excited about the prospect of building a design-led hotel in Australia's most significant Georgian village.

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    Posted Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11.50am

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