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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • News - Plastic bottles for recycling.

    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

  • News - Rubbish scattered around a green wheelie bin.

    Waste Management Reminder unapproved materials

    Council would like to remind all residents/ratepayers on the roadside collection service that ordinary waste and unapproved materials must not be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

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    Posted Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4.00pm

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Events Calendar


Royal Hobart Regatta - Regional Holiday
Kempton Festival
Council Meeting - Tunbridge Hall
Launceston Cup - Regional Holiday
King Island Show - Regional Holiday
Eight Hours Day - Statewide Public Holiday
Council Meeting - Tunnack Hall
Good Friday - Statewide Public Holiday
Easter Monday - Statewide Public Holiday
Easter Tuesday - Generally Tas Public Service Only
ANZAC Day - Statewide Public Holiday

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Local Weather Source: © Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Partly cloudy
Tue 7 Feb 2023
Max 21°C
Partly cloudy.

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