Food Van

Community Survey - Mobile Food Vendors/Food Trucks in the Southern Midlands

Posted Friday, 31 January 2020, 8.00am

Southern Midlands Council is considering a policy regarding the operation of mobile food vendors/food trucks in the Southern Midlands.

Please complete the survey by 28th February 2020 and let us know what you think!

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Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Munucipality

Posted Monday, 20 January 2020, 8.00am

There continues to be little rainfall in most of the state with some areas recording the lowest rainfall on record. Given the below average rainfall received and the current forecasts, restrictions are now in place for the majority of the state.

Water restrictions announced on 20 January 2020 will be in place until 31 March 2020.

Water Restrictions now apply to the entire Municipality from 20th January 2020 and will remain in place until the 31st March 2020.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions apply to Oatlands and Stage 1 Water Restrictions now apply to the balance of the Municipality.


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Index - Water & Sewerage

State 1 Water Restrictions

Posted Friday, 20 December 2019, 2.00pm

Stage 1 Water Restrictions are now in place until the end of February 2020 for the following towns - Pontville;  Mangalore;  Bagdad;  Dysart; Kempton; Campania & Colebrook.  For further information please select the link below for more informatation and you will be redirected to TasWater.

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Review of Tasmania's Local Governement Legislation Framework

Posted Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7.05pm

The Tasmanian Government (Department of Premier and Cabinet) is conducting a major review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework.  The Review was announced in June 2018 and will involve extensive consultation with the local government sector, the community and affected stakeholders.

DPAC is holding a Community information and consultation session in Oatlands on Monday 2nd September 2019 from 5:30pm - 7pm at the Midlands Memorial Community Centre High Street, Oatlands hosted by the Oatlands District Progress Association.

Further information about the review, please select the read more link below.

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State Governments Weed Action Fund

Posted Friday, 5 July 2019, 4.00pm

In the 2018-19 State Budget, the Government announced the creation of a new Weeds Action Fund of $5 million over five years commencing in 2018. The funds provided by the Weeds Action Fund (WAF) will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting on valuable agricultural and environmental assets.

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Expressions of Interest for a Commercial Operator - Oatlands Commisariat Woodfired Oven (1883)

Posted Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4.10pm

As part of the recently completed Oatlands Commissariat Project, Council are seeking expressions of interest for a commercial operator to use the restored 1883 'Scotch Oven' - a massive woodfired oven which served the district as a bakery from 1883-c1940s.

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Dog Attacks

Posted Friday, 14 June 2019, 7.55pm

Council has recently received an increase in the reported number of dog attacks on stock in the Southern Midlands Council area. All dog owners are reminded of their responsibilities with regards to containing their dogs on their property at all times, unless under the effective control of a responsible person. Dogs wandering at large are a risk to pedestrians, vehicles, stock and other animals.

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IMPORTANT – Phone Number Change

Posted Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11.00am

Please be advised that the reception phone number for our Kempton Office (incorporating Development and Environmental Services and Community and Corporate Development) has changed.  The new reception phone number is now 03 6254 5050.  

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Keep Australia Beautiful

Keep Australia Beautiful Awards 2018/2019

Posted Monday, 8 April 2019, 6.00pm

Oatlands receives two awards in the 2018/2019 Keep Australia Beautiful Awards.


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