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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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Jul
3
2013
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Dram-atic Growth For Nant Distillery

Whisky producer The Nant Distillery is undergoing considerable expansion of its operations with the opening of three retail hospitality outlets in Tasmania and inter-state. Nant opened a bar and tasting centre, in Wooby’s Lane, Salamanca, Hobart, prior to Christmas and will still retain its stall at the world famous Saturday market. The success of its […]

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Jul
2
2013
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A Case of Supplies & Demand

Making life easier for the Central Highlands community was the driving force behind a decision to establish a new rural supplies business in Bothwell. Richard Le Souef, 24, noticed a progressive increase in business at his Hobart-based operation, in Derwent Park, after a previous rural supplies firm closed its Highlands operation. “I started doing a […]

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Jul
1
2013
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UK to Bothwell – Post Haste

An advertisement on a newspaper web site led to a 20,000 kms flight to Bothwell and a business investment in an institution. Mark and Beverley Kirkland were living in England’s New Forest, when Beverley was reading The Mercury on the web and saw an opportunity to buy Bothwell’s Post Office. And, it took them just […]

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Jun
19
2013
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Supporting Referendum “Yes” Vote

Councillors are urging residents to vote, ‘Yes’, in the referendum on the financial recognition of Local Government being held on the same day as the Federal election. Section 96 of the Constitution would be amended to formalise the capacity of the Commonwealth to provide funds directly to Local Government bodies formed by a law of […]

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Jun
19
2013
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Draft Planning Scheme

Consultation sessions on the Central Highlands Draft Planning Scheme have been held in Bothwell, Hamilton and Miena. The consultation period concludes on July 12, 2013, after which issues raised will be formally submitted to the Minister for Planning Bryan Green, who will then refer them to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme for assessment. Once the Commission […]

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