Coronavirus Alert from the Director of Public Health Tasmania

Posted Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11.40am

Public Health Services have contacted a number of tourism and hospitality businesses following advice from an interstate health department that two people who travelled in Tasmania last month have subsequently been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The two people travelled together as part of an organised tour of Tasmania from 12 to 23 March.

One was likely to have been infectious with coronavirus from 12 March. The other from 19 March.

Neither person was aware they had coronavirus while they were in Tasmania and did not present for either medical care or testing.

They were only diagnosed after they returned to their home state.

As part of the PHS investigation into their movements, it has been determined that they visited the following locations:

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Public Notices

Development Applications as advertised in the Mercury on Saturday 4th April 2020

Posted Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11.00am

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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Public Notices

Playgrounds, Barbecue Facilities & Roadside Stopovers are now closed.

Posted Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9.00am

In accordance  with the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, we have CLOSED all our Playgrounds, BBQ Facilities & Roadside Stopovers.  We appreciate your understanding.

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Public Notices


Posted Monday, 30 March 2020, 4.25pm

To protect our staff and the community from the potential spread of COVID-19, Southern Midlands Council offices at Oatlands and Kempton will CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC from 4.30 pm Monday 30 March 2020.

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Latest Information on Coronavirus in Tasmania

Posted Friday, 27 March 2020, 4.00pm

Reminder for the latest information on the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tasmania please visit where there will also be links to the Australian Governement Health Website for further information on National Health Alerts.

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Start of works on the Midland Highway Spring Hill Upgrade

Posted Friday, 27 March 2020, 11.00am

Advice from State Growth - Start of works on the Midland Highway Spring Hill Upgrade

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Public Notices

Important Notice - Closure of Council / Community Facilities

Posted Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4.00pm

Please note the following Council/community facilities are to close with effect from midnight on 25th March 2020

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New Website for Coronavirus Information

Posted Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5.15pm

The Tasmanian Government has today released a new Website for public information relating to the Tasmanian response to Coronavirus COVID19.

This site will be regularly updated with current information.

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Stop Over Areas Oatlands and Kempton

Posted Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 4.00pm

Combined Shower/toilet facilities at the above locations are closed temporarily due to the added risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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