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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  • Community Forum

    Start of Work at Mud Walls Secondary Road from 12 February 2024

    The Department of State Growth will be doing road works on a 2.5 kilometre section of Mud Walls Secondary Road as part of the Freight Capacity Upgrade Program. The works are located between the towns of Campania and Colebrook. The Freight Capacity Upgrade Program is a jointly funded Australian and Tasmanian Governments initiative and aims to improve safety for all road users.

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    Posted Thursday, 8 February 2024, 2.00pm

  • Latest News Detention Centre

    Local input on design of new youth facility

    Local residents and businesses will be asked for input into the master planning and design of  Tasmania’s new youth justice detention facility.

    Following the Tasmanian Government’s announcement that 466 Brighton Road, Pontville is the preferred site for the new facility, the Department for Education, Children and Young People has commenced further site assessments, including natural values and Aboriginal heritage.

    Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch said it was important the local community is kept informed about the project.

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    Posted Friday, 10 November 2023, 8.00am

  • Community Forum

    Have your say on the Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan

    Community infrastructure such as buildings and outdoor spaces play a key role in bringing people together for educational, cultural, sporting, and recreational opportunities. We seek your input to the Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan to help ensure that facilities and services are located appropriately and can meet the realistic needs of existing and future communities, within Council’s budget framework.

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    Posted Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 4.00pm

  • Fire Permits 2023_2024

    Fire Permits are required in Southern Municipalities until the end of the 2023-24 bushfire season.

    From 2am tomorrow (Tuesday 3 October 2023) Fire Permits are required in Southern Municipalities until the end of the 2023-24 bushfire season.

    If you have a property in a Southern municipality and you wish to conduct a burn (larger than 1 cubic meter in size) on your property, you will need to apply for a free Fire Permit, by contacting your local fire brigade or calling Tasmania Fire Service on 1800 000 699.

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    Posted Monday, 2 October 2023, 4.00pm

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