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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

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TOOVEY EXPANDS LEGENDS IN NEW SHOW

20 March 2017
Seasoned musician, Rod Toovey, returns to the Australian Axemans Hall of Fame with a new show “Jukebox Hits from Heaven” on 30 and 31 March.

VINCENT BIKES SHIPPED IN FOR RALLY

20 March 2017
From 11:00am until 12:30pm on Wednesday, 29 March, 105 pre-1965 motorbikes, including two 1930’s Vincents that have been shipped out from the United Kingdom, will be roaring into Port Sorell on the last day of a statewide rally.

SPINNING PASSION TO BE SHARED

20 March 2017
Fibre from many sources can be used for spinning however Shearwater resident, Mrs Rasa Dunlop, prefers the softness of Alpaca.

NEIGHBOUR DAY JUST AROUND THE CORNER

20 March 2017
HEALTH BENEFITS FROM KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBOURS “Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.”

Australian Masters Games

16 March 2017
This October, it is anticipated there will be over 5000 extra people in the North West for the Australian Masters Games. Unfortunately, rumours of accommodation being full during the games are affecting the number of people that might come, are simply not true and damage the full potential of the Games for the region.

SCHOOL FAIR LINKS TO ST PATRICK’S DAY

10 March 2017
A move from tradition will see this year’s St Patrick’s School Fair held this Friday, 17 March - on St Patrick’s Day.

WALK TO SUPPORT PET THERAPY PROGRAM

10 March 2017
Animal companionship can provide comfort and reconnection to the elderly, disabled and infirm, aiding in social and emotional connectedness which is proven to improve the effectiveness of treatment programs. This is referred to as pet therapy.

SMOKE TAINT IMPACT ON WINE INDUSTRY

8 March 2017
SIMPLE ACTIONS CAN CURTAIL THREAT

SCHOOLS COMBINE FOR ATHLETICS

1 March 2017
Andrews Creek Primary School and Sassafras Primary School are holding their combined Twilight Athletics Carnival for the fourth time this Thursday at Wesley Vale.

DOGS IN PROHIBITED AREAS

1 March 2017
Latrobe Council’s Animal Control Officer has been directed to enforce zero tolerance for persons taking dogs in reserves where they are prohibited or on beaches are regulated with times appropriate to allow dogs.

SHEARWATER VILLAGE BUSINESSES IDENTIFY COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES

1 March 2017
MEETING ENTHUSES PARTICIPANTS

PORT SORELL STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW

27 February 2017
The public information night to commence this project was held on 23 February 2017 and attended by 180 persons.

GOVERNMENT’S AGENDA QUESTIONED

26 February 2017
The Mayor of Latrobe, Councillor Peter Freshney is calling on the State Government to further elaborate on their decision to actively consider acquisition of Local Government’s water and sewerage assets and ownership of TasWater. Mayor Freshney stated Latrobe Council had been one of the most impacted Councils following the almost forced transfer of water and sewerage by the previous state government from local councils to regional water corporations and then Taswater.

PORT SORELL STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW

7 February 2017
After more than eight years of operation, Council has resolved to review the Port Sorell and Environs Strategic Plan 2008, which has been a valuable guide to development in the area since its adoption late in 2008. It is proposed to conduct this review in a consultative manner with stakeholder collaborative designing by the consultant engaged to progress the project.

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

26 January 2017
CONGRATULATIONS to the recently announced recipients of the Latrobe Municipality's Australia Day Awards for 2017 - * CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - Mrs Julie Bissett * YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - Miss Eve Bell * COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR - Lions Club of Port Sorell Inc for their support in effecting BlazeAid Floos Assistance. This award was accepted by Mr Neil Davidson.

$5.6 Million Aged Care Expansion Approved

22 December 2016
Rubicon Grove, One Care’s aged care facility at Port Sorell, today received the welcome news that its planning permit for an expansion of its services has been approved by Latrobe Council.

Marana Drive Fuel Reduction Burn

1 December 2016
Weather permitting, the Tasmania Fire Service will be conducting a fuel reduction burn on Thursday 1st December at Marana Drive, Bakers Beach, as part of the state-wide Fuel Reduction Program which is aimed at reducing the bushfire risk to help protect lives and communities

COASTAL MAYORS LOBBY FEDERAL MINISTERS FOR MERSEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SURETY

23 November 2016
The Latrobe, Kentish and Devonport Mayors have today met with Federal Ministers and senior politicians to lobby for the longer term surety of the Mersey Community Hospital.

REFURBISHMENT CHURCH BUILDING AT SASSAFRAS REVEALED

27 October 2016
The official opening of the refurbished church building at 76 Chapel Road, Sassafras will be held on Saturday, 29 October at 2.00pm.

TAS TAKE ON VICS IN BOXING TOURNAMENT

27 October 2016
The Tasmanian Boxing Tournament will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall, Gilbert Street, Latrobe this Saturday, 29 October from 6.30 pm.

FLOOD Recovery Information

30 June 2016

TELSTRA ASSISTANCE PACKAGE TASMANIAN FLOODS

10 June 2016
In response to the recent floods across Tasmania the local Telstra Country Wide team has invoked special disaster relief assistance package for Telstra customers who have been impacted by flooding. This email will provide you an overview of what is available and how customers can contact Telstra for assistance.

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR LATROBE COUNCIL

13 December 2015
Latrobe Council has a new main phone number.

Latrobe Council Easter Arrangements

28 March 2013
The Council Office will be closed for business during the Easter break from 4.30 pm, Thursday, 13th April 2017; reopening 8.00 am, Wednesday, 19th April 2017.

Council Meetings

2016 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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