Southern Midlands Council

Welcome to the Southern Midlands

Take a walk around the Callington Mill Complex

Explore the Topiary Trail in Oatlands village

Keep a watch out for the Shadows of the Past

Visit the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary

View our heritage resources and collections

Step back in time

Take in our wonderful landscapes and things from a bygone era

Take a stroll along the Dulverton Walking Track

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.

Towns and localities include Mangalore, Bagdad, Broadmarsh, Elderslie, Dysart, Kempton, Melton Mowbray, Jericho, Oatlands, Tunbridge, Tunnack, Parattah, Woodsdale, Levendale, Runnymede, Colebrook, Campania, Rekuna & Pontville.

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Public Notices - as advertised in the Mercury on Friday 27th May 2022

Posted Thursday, 26 May 2022, 3.00am

Notice is hereby given that applications have been made to Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 for the use or development of land as follows:

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Tourism Tasmania - Applications open for COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program

Posted Friday, 18 March 2022, 10.00am

Round three of the COVID-19 Business Impact Support Program are now open, with small businesses able to apply for grants from $1,000 to $10,000. 
Round three of the program is targeted at assisting businesses that experienced trading losses or reduced customer demand due to COVID-19 for the period of 15 February 2022 to 14 March 2022.  
Payments of between $1,000 and $5,000 are also available to businesses that experienced an unavoidable loss of perishable goods because they had to close for seven days or more.  
To be eligible for the program a business must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan, a completed risk assessment in place and, where required, a COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Management Plan.  
Businesses that received assistance through the first two rounds of the program may still be eligible to apply under round three. 
Applications close 2:00 pm, Tuesday 5 April 2022.

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Public Notices

Media Release - New completion date for the Oatlands Aquatic Centre

Posted Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 9.00am

There is a revised completion date of around the end of July for the new Oatlands Aquatic Centre. 

The General Manager, Tim Kirkwood, says the extra time is needed as a result of impacts from COVID 19 as well as a minor issue to do with the concrete finish in the main pool. 

The community will be updated on the official opening date as soon as critical milestones are reached in coming weeks. 

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Public Notices


Posted Thursday, 28 October 2021, 9.00am

Owners & occupiers of properties in the Southern Midlands Municipality are reminded with the fire season fast approaching it is now time to assess your property & clear any potential fire hazards.

Inspections of properties are underway, and where considered necessary, Fire Abatements Notices will be issued for the clearing of the fire hazards in accordance with the Local Government 1993.

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Index - Waste Management

Contaminated Recycling

Posted Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 10.00am

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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