Latrobe Council

A message from your mayor

Visitors should take the time to fully explore the beauty and diversity of the Latrobe Municipality, which includes the townships of Latrobe, Port Sorell, Shearwater, Hawley, Wesley Vale, Sassafras, Moriarty and Tarleton


Auxiliary Supports Aged

14 May 2015
The Rubicon Grove Auxiliary is a dedicated group who have volunteered their time, over the past five years, to raise funds to benefit residents of the Rubicon Grove Aged Care Facility in Shearwater.

Latrobe Green Corps

14 May 2015
The Federally funded Green Army project in Latrobe has certainly made a visible difference on Pig Island.

Have Your Say on the Future of the Latrobe Municipality - COMMUNITY SURVEY

5 May 2015
I cannot urge you strongly enough to have your say in the survey and not ignore this opportunity,” said Mayor Freshney.


4 May 2015
In 2014 Latrobe Council commissioned a Development Plan to provide Council and the community with a vision for redeveloping the former Port Sorell landfill site.

News in Brief 5th May 2015

30 April 2015
This week's brief news.

Green Army Declares Muddy Creek Clear of Rice Grass

30 April 2015
The Green Army team sponsored by Latrobe Council has been controlling the Spartina anglica (Rice Grass) scourge in the Rubicon Estuary.

Discover Your Local Heritage in May

30 April 2015
How well do you know where you live? Does it take a visitor to get you to be more aware of your own backyard?

Legislative Council Polling Booths

30 April 2015
A list of polling booth locations for Saturday's Legislative Council election.

News in Brief 14th April 2015

15 April 2015
This week's news in brief.

Medical Students get a taste of rural life and local health issues

15 April 2015
Latrobe municipality will host eight second-year University of Tasmania medical students from April 20-24 who will be investigating health issues that affect the community as part of their training to be doctors through the School of Medicine.

Songs, Music and Stories of the World War Concert

15 April 2015
The commemoration of ANZAC Day this year to observe its Centenary is taking many forms along the coast.

Dedicated Hospital Member Recognised

2 April 2015
A very familiar face to many at the Mersey Community Hospital, Mrs Maureen Clarke, was recently inducted into the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for service to health.

Wedding Options at Expo

2 April 2015
The Rotary Club of Latrobe will be presenting its 9th annual Wedding Expo at the Latrobe Memorial Hall, Gilbert Street, Latrobe on Sunday, 19 April from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Tasmania’s health system is broken and needs to change

31 March 2015
MInister for Health, the honourable Michael Ferguson MP recently stated the following in relation to State Health Reform.

Easter Church Services

29 March 2015
A number of church services are held throughout the Latrobe Municipality.

Controlled Burn of Pitcairn Reserve

25 March 2015
A controlled burn of Pitcairn Reserve, Port Sorell will be undertaken on Sunday, 29 March involving personnel of the Port Sorell FIre Brigade and Moriarty Fire Brigade.

Did You Know?

13 March 2015
You can drop your unused mobile phone and accessories into the Latrobe Council office for disposal under the MobileMuster recycling program ...

Foreshore Footpath Works Underway

12 March 2015
Council's Parks and Reserves personnel are currently undertaking works on the foreshore footpath between the Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club and the outdoor gym equipment in Shearwater Park.

News in Brief 19th May 2015

12 March 2015

Twist to Traditional School Fair

12 March 2015
The traditional fair has been discarded for the more adventurous, fun, family focused event of Messtival at Port Sorell Primary School this Saturday (21 March).

Country Music Line-up Exceeds Expectations

12 March 2015
Country Music Line-up Exceeds Expectations The Country Music Day at Bells Parade, Latrobe this Sunday (22 March) from 11am until 4pm, will feature an increased number of performing artists. MC, Darrell Fawkner said “we have more artists participating this year than last year resulting in the day being non-stop.

Grant Programs and Events

11 March 2015
Funding can make the difference between a dream and an action. Here are a few opportunities that you may or may not be aware of (sourced from Regional Development Australia).

Community Grants 2015-16 Financial Year

5 March 2015
Latrobe Council's annual Community Grants for the 2015-16 financial year are now open

Reinvigorating Tennis

4 March 2015
Due to interest in re-establishing a Latrobe Tennis Club from a number of individuals, a public meeting will be held from 7.00 pm on Monday, 16 March at the Latrobe Council Chambers, 170 Gilbert Street, Latrobe. The purpose of the meeting is to gauge whether there is sufficient interest to establish a tennis club and, if so, whether that organisation should be social or competitive in its format. For more information, please contact Stephan Pearce on 0448 020 185.

Mersey Community Care is seeking new volunteers!

2 March 2015
Mersey Community Care Association is having a Volunteer Recruitment and Open Day on Friday 6 March, at the premises at 167 Steele Street, Devonport, in the hope of recruiting more volunteers to help in the provision of services to clients and their carers.

Community Physical Activity Programs

26 February 2015
For physical activity opportunities available throughout the Latrobe Municipality please click on the link provided.

Bell's Parade Temporarily Closed for Swimming

24 February 2015
Latrobe Council's Environmental Health Officer has amended on-site signage to reflect the closure of Bells Parade for swimming/aquatic activities due to high micro levels.

Latrobe Mayor Seeks Inclusive Consultation on State Health Review

9 February 2015
The topic of the State Government's Health Review is currently receiving much media attention, so what is Latrobe Council's stance on this issue?

Photos of Harford Sought

17 January 2015

New Gilbert St Roundabout

5 September 2014

Council Meetings

2015 Council Meeting dates

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Strategic Plans

Our Place, Our Plan is Latrobe Council's five year strategic framework

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Council Committees

Committee Representation

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170 Gilbert Street
Latrobe Tasmania 7307
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