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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  • News - Person drafting a building plan


    Notice is hereby given that Council will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday 12th April 2023 at the Oatlands Municipal Offices, 71 High Street, Oatlands and will commence at 9.30 a.m.  This meeting is being held to consider a Development Application DA2200131 demolition of existing distillery, construction of new distillery, storage building, seven bond stores and ancillary works at land described as 76 Shene Road, Pontville.

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    Posted Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 6.00pm

  • Index - News

    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.

    The objective of the Review is to create a more robust and capable system of local government that is ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future. The Board will make recommendations on the future role, functions and design of local government and the structural, legislative and financial reforms required to meet this objective.

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    Posted Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 4.00pm

  • News - Bearded dragon on grey rock.

    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

  • News - Boutique Hotel

    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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Events Calendar


Good Friday - Statewide Public Holiday
Easter Monday - Statewide Public Holiday
Easter Tuesday - Generally Tas Public Service Only
ANZAC Day - Statewide Public Holiday
Council Meeting – Campania War Memorial Hall 45 Reeve Street, Campania
Council Meeting – Runnymede Recreation Ground Woodsdale Road, Runnymede
Kings Birthday - Statewide Public Holiday

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