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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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Nov
28
2013
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Radio upgrade for Central Highlands

Persistent Central Highlands Council pressure has ensured ABC Radio Emergency alerts will now be available to isolated rural communities via a commitment from the Tasmanian Bushfire Appeals Distribution Committee. The nation’s ‘Emergency Broadcaster’ was silent in areas of the Central Highlands affected by January’s ferocious Lake Repulse bushfire that rapidly destroyed 11,600 hectares of land […]

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Jul
30
2013
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Forestry Snub Devastating for Highlands

The absence of any projects backed by Central Highlands Council in the carve up of the $100m Tasmanian Forestry Agreement Economic Diversification Fund package is devastating for a region already reeling from the downturn in the economy. Central Highlands Mayor Deirdre Flint OAM said two significant proposals featuring substantial private investment had failed to secure […]

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Jul
18
2013
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Irrigation Funding Critical To Highlands’ Future

Central Highlands Council is seeking $14.35m from the Federal Government’s Tasmanian Forestry Agreement Economic Diversification Funding for the construction of the Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme which will drought proof a large area of the region and provide a secure town water supply to Bothwell. It has also submitted an application for $360,000 as seed funding […]

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Jul
12
2013
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Art Contest For All Ages

Entries are invited from all ages for the Art in the Valley competition, taking place on Saturday, September 21. Exclusive to adult and junior artists from the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley, the Festival of Arts event takes place at the Memorial Hall, New Norfolk. Entry forms for the Central Highlands Council-sponsored event are available […]

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