Recreation and Facilities
The Southern Midlands is committed to increasing participation by residents in their preferred physical and social recreation activities enhancing the quality of experiences derived during these activities, providing a wider range of personal and community benefits through recreation
Council has a Southern Midlands Facilities and Recreation Committee that meets at the municipal offices, Oatlands, during the year.
Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings.
The Committee Members are as follows:
Councillor Don Fish (Chairman)
Councillor Edwin Batt
Councillor Karen Dudgeon
Council & Community Hall & Recreation facilities
Council Halls and Recreation Ground Contact List
Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan Development Project
Community infrastructure plays an integral part in bringing people together. It provides opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to develop life skills; create healthy lifestyles; and to engage socially. It provides opportunities for all persons to maximise their potential, through diversity in educational, cultural, sporting, community and recreational offerings. These opportunities are important for adding to the health & wellbeing of the community.
Council is responsible for establishing, maintaining and delivering certain types of infrastructure. Council also has a role to play in in the delivery of other types of community infrastructure and in advocating on behalf of the community for adequate provisions in this space.
Accordingly, Council conducted a Request for Quotation (RFQ) process seeking to engage suitably qualified Consultants to prepare the Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan, which in the first instance would be the undertaking of a desk top review of the Southern Midlands Recreation Plan 2006 (Inspiring Place Pty Ltd - Hepper).
Inspiring Place has again been engaged to update the 2006 plan. This will include identifying the gaps and needs for community infrastructure provision across the municipality to 2042. The Southern Midlands Community Infrastructure Plan will research and provide a comprehensive analysis, leading to a list of actions that Council should implement, or advocate for, on behalf of its community.
Community input is warmly encouraged, via surveys along with four public forums. These will be the means of the community input that will inform the development of the Plan. The Consultants will also visit sites and audit all council community infrastructure. The draft Community Infrastructure Plan will be available for public comment on Council’s website, prior to final approval by Council in March 2024.
Inspiring Place and Southern Midlands Council invite you to attend a community forum in one of these four locations:
Levendale Community Hall, 1333 Woodsdale Rd, Levendale TAS 7120
Wednesday 29th November, 2023; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Campania Community Hall, 45 Reeve St, Campania TAS 7026
Thursday 30th November, 2023; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Victoria Memorial Hall, 89 Main St, Kempton TAS 7030
Tuesday 5th December, 2023; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Oatlands Community Hall, 1 Gay St, Oatlands TAS 7120
Wednesday 6th December, 2023; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Andrew Benson, Deputy General Manager, Southern Midlands Council, 71 High Street, Oatlands 7120
Dr Emma Little, Recreation Planner, Inspiring Place, 210 Collins Street, Hobart 7000