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Public Notice from TasWater

CAR PARK CLOSURE – Boat ramp car park,  Marine Parade, St Helens

Please be advised that the boat ramp car park at Marine Parade, St Helens will be blocked for parking access from the morning of Tuesday 19 February until Friday 22 February 2019. This is to enable TasWater contractors to reseal the car park surface.
For more information call 13 6992

Break O’Day Community Triathlon – Road Closure Advice and Possible Disruptions

The Committee for Break O’Day Community Triathlon have successfully obtained approval for the following:

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

For Marina Parade, Georges Bay Esplanade, Cameron Street to the Corner of Quail Street and Binalong Bay Road (to Lease 65), the time of  total road closure closure will be 8:00am to 12:00 noon.

Tasman Highway (Lions Park to Golden Fleece Bridge) Tasmania Police have recommended 7:00am – 1:30pm there will be disruption to traffic, with southern bound lane closure, managed by suitably qualified Traffic Controllers, for the running leg.

We hope residents and ratepayers get behind this fantastic annual event and Council apologises for any inconveniences caused.

Australia Day Award Winners

To learn more about our Australia Day Winners please click on the below pdf.

Australia Day Award Winners

Now Open – Community Funding Program 2018-2019

Do you know of a Community Group that would like to improve facilities/programs within their townships or may wish to improve the overall amenity of their town.

All community groups that represent the ratepayers of their community are eligible to apply for funding.

Funding application period closes 5pm, Monday 25 February 2019

For more information, please refer to: Community Funding Grant Application form 2018-2019

Alternatively, you may contact Chris Hughes or Erica Lowry at Council on (03) 6376 7900 or


St Marys Oval

Council advises that the St Marys Oval will be closed for sporting activities until further notice.

We will erect warning signs on the ground and tape off the entrance to inform the public.

Despite our best efforts to date and specialist assistance the condition of this ground is continuing to deteriorate.  In 2017 Council engaged a turf specialist to treat the red headed cockchafer grub infestation which developed on the St Marys oval and adjacent grounds due to dry conditions which had prevailed over the last 2 years. These conditions have also continued which unfortunately promoted the development of the pest even further.

Council’s contractor undertook pest management first in October 2017 and furthermore in October 2018. October was selected as the optimum time to treat this pest and to break the life cycle. If St Marys were to experience favourable conditions by sufficient rainfalls at the right times, the grounds would rejuvenate far quicker than it is currently happening. We are sourcing a water supply from the golf club which will assist with increasing the ground moisture.

Unfortunately we are unable to foresee when the ground will be in a suitable condition again but we believe that in its current state is not safe to be used for any sporting activity. Previously Council elected to give user groups the choice to utilise the grounds at their own risk but we have recently received legal/insurance advice against this option.

We will keep you updated on progress, the action we are taking has been our last resort.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Please check out the Great Eastern Drive site for a list of events in our area