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Community Consultation

Council is seeking community feedback on a draft St Marys Flood Risk Management Plan to follow on from the flood management project which concluded earlier in this year.  The plan identifies strategies and actions Council will pursue to reduce the risk of flooding in St Marys and to build a more flood resilient community in St Marys.

View and download a copy of the  draft plan with the link below.  Comments need to be received by Council by close of business on Friday 21st December 2018.  Send comments by email to or post or deliver to the Council office at at 32-34 Georges Bay Esp., St Helens 7216.

Draft BODC St Marys Flood Risk Management Plan 2018-2023 – community consultation draft

The community participated in the flood management project earlier this year which evaluated flood risks on the town and identified strategies and flood mitigation works for reducing flood risks.  The project started work on some of the flood mitigation priorities and this plan will guide future flood management work.  For information on the reports and findings from that earlier project, including flood risk maps, see the St Marys Flood Management page here.

The consultation phase has now closed Council in now considering the draft revised policy.

Revised Dog Management Policy October 2018

Council received extensive community comments on its October 2018 draft revised Dog Management Policy.  These have been considered and a final revised policy was adopted at its 17th December Council Meeting.  A copy of the revised policy considered at the Meeting is included in the Council Agenda, and Council’s decision recorded in the Minutes of the Meeting.  They can be viewed at

The revised policy includes some changes to dog access zones.  These do not come into effect until they are declared in a Public Notice (in accordance with the Dog Control Act 2000).  This is planned for January 2019, along with signage for the changed dog access areas.

Until then the current declared areas remain in force, which are shown on this map:

Break O’Day Council dog zones

In early October, we sent out a survey to local businesses to gauge the impact of the One Night Stand on their businesses.

The results f this survey can be viewed here,

NOTE: This was a confidential survey and some responses were edited to ensure individual businesses would not be identified.

ONS Survey Results COMPILED

Tasman Highway upgrades


The State Government has plans to upgrade sections of the Great Eastern Drive which will include some comprehensive works in our area.

They are currently seeking community feedback.

Some of this work includes:

Works will be undertaken in stages, with Stage 1 expected to start in late 2018.

Stage 1 works include:

  • Installation of an northbound overtaking lane at Cranbrook (north of Glen Gala Road)
  • Junction upgrades to:
    • Beaumaris Beach
    • Dark Hollow Creek
    • Freshwater Street
    • Skyline Drive.
  • Improvements to the pull over area at Four Mile Creek.

Stage 2 works are scheduled to start in mid-2019, and include:

  • Installation of a southbound overtaking lane at Cherry Tree Hill (south of Devils Corner Vineyard)
  • Improvements to the pull over areas at Rocky Hills
  • Improvements to the Coles Bay Left Turn Junction.

To have your say please click on the below link.

Tasman Highway Survey