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Jul
24
2015
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Better mobile coverage for Central Highlands

Central Highlands is receiving a $21.41 million in mobile black spot funding in a joint state and federal government initiative. The program will improve mobile coverage along important transport routes, in small communities and in locations which may experience natural disaster such as bushfires. Mayor Flint said the extra coverage would be a major boost […]

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Jul
24
2015
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Another Successful Year at Agfest

Council’s Information marquee at Agfest was a great success. This was the third year we have had a site at this event. We had many ratepayers who called in to just say hello, and others who had minor queries connected to their residences, particularly those who have holiday homes in our area. We have around […]

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Jul
24
2015
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New Visitor Amenities at Derwent Bridge

A new Visitor Amenities area is currently being constructed at Derwent Bridge encompassing toilet facilities, information bay, parking, picnic tables and a barbeque. The information bay will provide tourism information encouraging visitors to spend more time in Lake St Clair and the greater Western Region. The project is being funded by a State Government Grant […]

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Feb
18
2015
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Highland Lakes Road sealing to continue

The Liberal Government has committed a further $4 million to continue sealing of the Highland Lakes Road over the next four years. The project funding, which Mr Rene Hidding MP was pleased to confirm in a meeting with Central Highlands Mayor Deirdre Flint OAM last week, will ensure the progressive upgrade of the road between […]

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Feb
18
2015
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Australia Day Celebrations

Central Highlands Council would like to congratulate to the following recipients on their 2015 Australia Day Awards: Citizen of the Year – Mr Michael Brooks Michael was a committee member of the Bothwell Football Club from 1970 to 1995 and was awarded Life Membership in 1995. Michael has been a member of the Bothwell Volunteer […]

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Feb
18
2015
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Caravan By-Law

Do you have any Caravan’s on your land being occupied? If you answered YES to this question then this applies to you. On 30 July 2014 the Central Highlands Council Caravan By-Law No 1 of 2014 was Gazetted. The objective of the By-law is to license the occupation of caravans situated on land within the […]

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Feb
18
2015
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Trout Photo Competition

Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania Inc (TGALT) has been at the forefront of promoting Tasmania’s renown trout fishery since its inception, and is Tourism Tasmania’s key partner in this activity. TGALT are celebrating 150 years of trout fishing in Tasmania by holding a Tasmanian Trout Photo Competition. Prizes valued at a total of $10,000 are […]

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Mar
21
2014
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Highlands Bushfest

Highlands Bushfest A Success The inaugural Highlands Bushfest was held on the 15th and 16th November, 2014 at the Bothwell Recreation Ground with the theme of showcasing the recreational activities in the Highlands – fishing, camping, hunting and four wheel driving. Although the Huon Show, Scottsdale Show, Beerfest, Christmas Parade and Point to Pinnacle were […]

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Nov
28
2013
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Councillors Paperless Office

HUNDREDS of reams of paper will be saved annually as Central Highlands Councillors embrace modern technology. All nine councillors have been using Ipads for Council business since September as an alternative to piles of printed agendas and reports. The initiative also means savings on printing and administrative staff time in collating and distributing information for […]

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Nov
28
2013
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Keep Australia Beautiful 2013

Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Award 2013 The entire Central Highlands region earned this award for the population category 2001 – 5,000. Judge Barrie Muir said he was impressed with the Highlands Tasmania Branding and the promotion of the region. “Central Highlands ticks all the boxes and there has been great work done to bring […]

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