Mayor's Message

20th December 2019

Mayor Peter Freshney's Message

Mayor's Message - 18 December 2019

On behalf of the elected members I extend Council’s best wishes for a very happy and safe festive season.  During the Christmas / New Year period the Council Office will be closed from December 25th at 1.00pm and will reopen on Thursday January 2nd at 8.00am.  Emergencies during this time should be directed to 6426 4444.  All garbage and recycling collection will remain as per the usual days. The Port Sorell Transfer Station is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but will open on Boxing Day. The Spreyton Transfer Station will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

If you are an athletics enthusiast or simply just looking for an entertaining day out, I encourage you to attend the Latrobe Carnival, one of the seven carnivals in the Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series, being held on December 28th from 2.00pm at the Latrobe Recreation Ground, Gilbert Street, Latrobe. The family-friendly carnival features wood chopping, athletics and cycling, showcasing top-class local, national and international athletes.  Please visit for further details.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind road users to be extra vigilant when out and about during the holiday period.  Please organise a designated driver, plan your journey (including stops) and drive to the conditions.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!!