Community Forum

Start of Work at Mud Walls Secondary Road from 12 February 2024

The Department of State Growth will be doing road works on a 2.5 kilometre section of Mud Walls Secondary Road as part of the Freight Capacity Upgrade Program. The works are located between the towns of Campania and Colebrook. The Freight Capacity Upgrade Program is a jointly funded Australian and Tasmanian Governments initiative and aims to improve safety for all road users.

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Posted Thursday, 8 February 2024, 2.00pm

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Local input on design of new youth facility

Local residents and businesses will be asked for input into the master planning and design of  Tasmania’s new youth justice detention facility.

Following the Tasmanian Government’s announcement that 466 Brighton Road, Pontville is the preferred site for the new facility, the Department for Education, Children and Young People has commenced further site assessments, including natural values and Aboriginal heritage.

Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch said it was important the local community is kept informed about the project.

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Posted Friday, 10 November 2023, 8.00am

Community Forum

Have your say on the Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan

Community infrastructure such as buildings and outdoor spaces play a key role in bringing people together for educational, cultural, sporting, and recreational opportunities. We seek your input to the Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan to help ensure that facilities and services are located appropriately and can meet the realistic needs of existing and future communities, within Council’s budget framework.

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Posted Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 4.00pm

Fire Permits 2023_2024

Fire Permits are required in Southern Municipalities until the end of the 2023-24 bushfire season.

From 2am tomorrow (Tuesday 3 October 2023) Fire Permits are required in Southern Municipalities until the end of the 2023-24 bushfire season.

If you have a property in a Southern municipality and you wish to conduct a burn (larger than 1 cubic meter in size) on your property, you will need to apply for a free Fire Permit, by contacting your local fire brigade or calling Tasmania Fire Service on 1800 000 699.

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Posted Monday, 2 October 2023, 4.00pm

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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

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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.

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Posted Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11.50am

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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

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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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