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Jun
27
2013
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Weeks of Work

WEEKS of work by a small, but enthusiastic group of Bothwell District School students will be further rewarded when the Highlands Lodge they built for AGFEST 2013 becomes the focal point of local excellence at the first-ever Highlands Bushfest. The traditional timber lodge, designed and constructed at the school in 22 panels and then re-erected […]

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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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Jun
19
2013
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First Point of Contact

Welcome to Central Highlands Council’s new web site; a site packed with information for the community, potential residents, business and those seeking to visit the region. The site is just one element of a suite of products being developed to inform and promote the Central Highlands to its community, and the wider world, through traditional […]

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Jun
19
2013
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Mayor’s Message – Deirdre Flint OAM

This year has, been the most taxing of my 11 years as Mayor of the Central Highlands, but also the most stimulating. Our region has battled through horrific bushfires and several other flare ups that could have been disastrous. Thankfully, there have been no serious injuries or loss of life. It has also been a […]

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Jun
12
2013
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Meadowbank Lake Refilled

Meadowbank Lake, between Hamilton and Ouse, is once again open to angling. One of two lake fisheries open all year round in the south of the state, it has been off line for two months as a fishery while it was drained for works carried out by Hydro Tasmania. The current (7/6/2013) level is 0.6 […]

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Dec
2
2012
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Liquid Assets To Make Cash Flow

DROUGHT-proofing Bothwell and the agricultural engine room of the Central Highlands will provide the power for a long-term, ongoing, multi-million dollar boost to the region’s economy. More than 30 farmers and other potential users, including Central Highlands Council, have indicated they will take advantage of the benefits provided by the proposed Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme […]

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Jul
12
2012
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Highlands Lakes Are Preferred Choice

Inland Fisheries Service and Tourism Tasmania are looking to boost the number of licensed anglers who choose to visit Central Plateau lakes several times of the year. (Inland Fisheries Service Anglers Access project manager Neil Morrow, displays brochures highlighting the glories of the Highlands lakes.) Of the 24,000 total registered anglers in Tasmania, 23,000 are […]

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Jul
12
2012
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Japanese Do Their Homework

Japanese anglers are a prime target market for trout guide Christopher Bassano who earlier this year flew there to promote the Highlands fisheries. Christopher, a winner of international fly fishing competitions, who is in his 20th year of trout guiding, has been to Japan demonstrating fly tying, fishing and singing the praises of the unique […]

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