Dog Management Policy new policy now in operation

The revised Dog Management Policy was endorsed at the January council meeting and comes into effect today (29-March-23). The most significant change for dog owners is in the Eaglehawk Neck area with the change to the Exercise Area (off lead) in the Pirates Bay Nature Recreation Area. This has been reduced in length (by approximately 500m) to avoid it overlapping the penguin colony. This change was instigated by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) to reduce the risk to the penguin colony and to be consistent with all other penguin colonies in Tasmania. Dogs may still be exercised on lead adjacent to the colony. Thanks to everyone that made a submission on the draft policy. All submissions were considered by the relevant land manager (Council or PWS) in finalising this policy. The policy will be reviewed again in 2028. - Dog Management Policy
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(links to dog walking maps at the end of the policy or navigate to Services/Animal Management/Dog Management/Dog Walking Areas)

White Beach Water Sampling Update - 16 March 2023

The most recent water quality test carried out at White Beach on Tuesday 14 March 2023 has shown the water meets the recommended water quality guidelines and is safe for swimming. Signage at White Beach has been removed.

The test that failed was carried out in rough conditions which can result in a higher than recommended level of Enterococcii.

ARTHUR HIGHWAY ROAD IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY The Tasmanian Government has committed $50 million to upgrade the Arthur Highway

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UPDATE ON SALTWATER RIVER ROAD WORKS Saltwater River Road, between Nubeena Road and Littles Road

Update 20th September 2022
Tasman Council confirm that Saltwater River Road is now open with a single lane detour in place.
All road users are reminded to obey ALL signage when travelling through the detour, being mindful of changing surfaces and the potential of road workers onsite from time to time.
Tasman Council thanks residents, visitors and other road users for your patience during this time.

Local Government Reform Stage 2 - December 2022

The Tasmanian Government is undertaking a broad review of the role, function and design of Local Government in Tasmania. Community input into the review is vital.

“The Future of Local Government Review has been commissioned by the Tasmanian Government to ensure our system of local government is robust, capable, and ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future. The Review is an ambitious, generational opportunity to explore the role, function, and design of local government in Tasmania.

The Minister for Local Government and Planning, the Hon Roger Jaensch MP, has appointed five members to the Local Government Board established under the Local Government Act 1993, which also includes the Director of Local Government, to undertake the Review. The Board is chaired by the Hon Sue Smith AM.

The Future of Local Government Review commenced on 20 January 2022 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.”

In December 2022, the Board released a stage 2 community update which can be reviewed on the future of local government review website, here:


Earlier this year, the Council endorsed a design for improvements to the Tasman Civic Centre in Nubeena. This is a major project for the Council that will see the Civic Centre reinvigorated over a number of years. While there may be some changes on the way, we will never forget the time and passion that this community put into building the Civic Centre and many of the original features including the sports court and performing arts stage, will remain. As this is a large and complex project, we’ll need to do it in stages. A Community Development Grant for $1 Million from the Australian Government, along with $250,000 allocated by the Council will help get Stage one underway. Funding from the Australian Government has a focus on improving the Emergency Management capacity of the Centre, which is also the Municipality’s designated Emergency Evacuation Centre. We expect Stage one to be completed next year. What is Stage one?

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