Latrobe Council

Mayor's Message

Mayor Peter Freshney's Message

General Manager’s Message – 31/10/18

This weekend will see the 2018 Truly Tasmanian Craft Exhibition and Sale being held in and around the Latrobe Memorial Hall from November 3rd to 5th.  With over 70 stalls, this great community event is sure to have something for all members of the family to enjoy.  Admission to the event is just $5pp and opening hours are from 9.00am until 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday and 9.00am until 3.00pm Monday.  For further information please phone 0417 132 687.


With the weather warming up, snake season is definitely upon us.  If you find a snake at home remember to stay calm, not approach the snake and make sure children and pets are kept away from the area.  For assistance with reptiles, including assistance with removal, please phone ‘All About Reptiles’ on 0418 170 952 or ‘Central North Wildlife Care and Rescue’ on 0409 978 064.


The Latrobe Lions Christmas Parade is being held on Saturday December 15th from 6.30pm with Carols in Kings Park to follow the parade.  This year’s theme, “Santa’s Elves and Christmas Bells”, is sure to evoke some great inspiration for floats.  Registration forms are available from Morse’s Butchery and are to be completed and returned by December 11th.  Please contact Lion Kae on 0438 241 129 or call in to Morse’s Butchery for further information.

Gerald Monson
General Manager






Congratulations to the recipients of Tasmania Police Commissioner’s Certificate of Commendation and the Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation presented earlier this week. 


The Commissioner’s Commendation awarded to Council employee Grant How and three Tasmania Police personnel recognised the exposure to significant risk to life and personal danger during the 6 July 2016 flood event at Latrobe.  These individuals demonstrated a level of bravery, courage and devotion to duty above and beyond expectations, reflecting their integrity and commitment to this community. 


A number of Commander’s Certificates of Appreciation were also presented to individuals and organisations who performed duties under hazardous circumstances during the catastrophic 2016 floods including numerous staff of Latrobe Council, the Sassafras Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Latrobe Volunteer Fire, the SES Mersey Unit and Tasmania Police.


On behalf of Council and the community, congratulations and thank you.




Latrobe High School are staging a ‘Back to the 80’s Musical’ production at the Latrobe High School Gym, Percival Street, Latrobe commencing today (24th) through to this Friday (26th).  Performances are at 11.00am and 7.30pm each day with tickets available from the school - $10 adult and $6 student.  Please phone 6426 1061 for further information.




The next Latrobe Cemetery Working Bee is being held this Sunday, October 28th from 10.00am to 11.15am.  These working bees are a great way to get involved in your local community, meet some new people and lend a hand.  For further information please contact Cr Graeme Brown on 0417 598 116.

Gerald Monson
General Manager

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Council will be hosting a Meet the Candidate Forum for members of our community and I encourage those with any interest in Local Government to come along and meet with your prospective elected representatives.  The Forum will be held in the Latrobe Memorial Hall Supper Room commencing at 7.00pm on Monday 1st October and will be MC’d by local identity Brian Wilson from the Crowded House Coffee Lounge.  Light refreshments will be provided.

While on Local Government I’d like to take this opportunity to further encourage residents and ratepayers to participate in the upcoming Local Government elections by casting and returning their postal vote during the period ending October 30th.  This is very much your opportunity to support your preferred candidates and at the same time, influence the direction and future of the Latrobe Municipality.

Council is currently considering the potential roll-out of drinking fountains across the Municipality and is keen to hear from community members as to where those fountains would be best placed.  Please feel free to contact Council and make your suggestions.

Council staff are currently undertaking significant projects in the Benny, Reibey and Hamilton Street precinct and there will be some inconvenience for motorists using this area until construction is completed.  Similarly, the kerb and channel project in Kermode Street, Port Sorell is about to commence and again we ask motorists to be considerate of the work being undertaken to improve this area.

The foreshore pathway project at Port Sorell is well underway and whilst there has been widespread support, Council is cognisant that we minimise the impact on the natural environment wherever possible.  We have appreciated and considered feedback from local residents and look forward to the completion of the pathway and rehabilitation of both the sand dunes and the sea wall in that area.


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Latrobe Tasmania 7307
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