Thursday 4 November 2021 at the Resource Recovery Centre, Lobster Creek Road, Ulverstone from 12pm to 4pm.

Here’s a great chance to reduce the clutter and safely dispose of old household and garden chemicals from your home, garage or shed.

Accepted items: solvents and household cleaners, floor care products, Ammonia-based cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, poisons, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, acids and alkalis.

NOT permitted are: motor oil, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, farm vet chemicals, fire extinguishers, ammunition and explosives, and chemicals from commercial businesses.

For safety reasons, early and late drop-offs can not be accepted and each item must be no larger than 20 kilograms or 20 litres.

Bookings not required, simply bring items on Thursday 4 November 2021 to the Resource Recovery Centre, Lobster Creek Road, Ulverstone from 12pm to 4pm


Why not enjoy birdwatching and connect with nature at the Leven Canyon? To help with your birdwatching experience, the Council partnered with eBirds Australia who has a printable checklist of the birds at the Leven Canyon. If you see a bird at the Leven Canyon, take a photo and check it off the list!

Download the Leven Canyon – birdwatching Field Checklist from the eBird website by clicking the green button below.
eBird - Leven Canyon Field Checklist

You can start your research on bird identification, behaviour and the sounds made by many birds found at the Leven Canyon from the Birdlife Australia website.
BirdLife Australia - Website


The Council has engaged heritage consultants, Extent Heritage (Hobart), to undertake a study and community engagement project to identify, protect and manage the heritage resources which are important to our community.  The study will look at buildings, precincts, landscapes, archaeological sites, parks and gardens and individual trees of local significance.

Places of State cultural heritage significance are currently recorded on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, kept by the Tasmanian Heritage Council.  It may be that some places transition onto a local heritage register.

Consultant, Dr Jennifer Jones -Travis, anticipates that through a public consultation process, the local community will also assist with the identification of significant sites for further research and possible listing as items of local heritage significance.

To participate and assist the consultants with their task, we encourage the community to complete the survey available by clicking on the green button below before 4.30pm on Friday 5 November 2021.

Cultural Heritage Study - Survey


Tenders are invited for the Gawler River bridge renewal, Preston Road, Gawler.

Full details and tender documents are available from the TenderLink portal, available by clicking on the green button below:


Tenders must be lodged in the electronic tender box.

For further information, please contact the Council’s Infrastructure Services Assistant on tel. 6429 8970.

Tenders close at 2pm on Tuesday 16 November 2021.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Tasmanian Planning Scheme | Central Coast

In December 2015, the Tasmanian Parliament enacted amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (the Act), providing for a single planning scheme for Tasmania, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme consists of State Planning Provisions (SPPs), and each Local Government Area is to add their zones and site specific standards to the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – this is termed a Local Provisions Schedules (LPS).

The Council has been undertaking this process for the Central Coast, with a draft Central Coast Local Provisions Schedule (LPS) being examined by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (the Commission).

The Commission has notified the planning authority (the Council) that the Central Coast LPS is now approved, and a notice of the approval will be published in the Gazette on 27 October 2021.

The LPS will come into effect on 27 October 2021, and will form part of our new planning scheme, called the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast.

A copy of the LPS can be viewed at the Council offices, located at 19 King Edwards Street, Ulverstone.

After 27 October 2021, the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast will become available on the Commission’s website at and associated maps and overlays may be viewed at



Under the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast, all residential areas of Turners Beach are now zoned General Residential.  Commercial sites remain Local Business Zone.  The football ground, community hall and bowls club are zoned Recreation.

Land that is north of the Western Rail Line is also subject to the Turners Beach Specific Area Plan (Turners Beach SAP) that forms part of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Central Coast

The Council’s planning staff are to undertake a review of the Turners Beach SAP. 

The Turners Beach SAP sets out the types of land uses that can occur in Turners Beach and the standards that may apply to use and development.  Where there is any inconsistency, the Turners Beach SAP overrides the General Residential Zone standards for the use of land and development.

Specific Area Plan General Residential Zone Provisions Local Business Zone Provisions

The current Turners Beach SAP addresses matters such as building height and building envelope, landscaping on private land, the clearance of vegetation on public land and where beach and river access can occur.

In order to capture how the community feels about the future development of land at Turners Beach (north), we invite you to participate in the following:

  1. Click on the green button to complete a community survey: Survey Monkey

The survey will close on 24 December 2021.

If you wish to complete a paper survey, please ring the Council with a request, and we will post the survey to you, or call into the Council Administration Centre located at 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone to collect.  

  1. A community information and feedback session is to be held on Thursday,
    18 November 2021
    at the Turners Beach Community Hall from 4pm until 6.30pm.

Please email [email protected] to register your interest in attending the information session.