Council Committees

When the former Councils of Evandale, Ross, Campbell Town, Longford and part of Fingal were amalgamated to create the Northern Midlands Council in 1993, there was a high level of concern across the municipal area about the loss of the local Council presence and availability. It was decided to establish four District Forums / Committees at Ross, Campbell Town, Evandale and Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden as Special Committees of Council. Council has since introduced additional Special Committees for the Perth, Longford and Cressy areas.

Members to these committees are appointed for a term of two (2) years, the term of membership commences in July and concludes in June. Current membership for all of these committees expires at 30 June 2018.

The following pages detail the membership and contain minutes of each Committee.

General Information

Objectives of the Local District Committees

These committees meet regularly and have as their key objectives:

  • Provide a focal point for information between the Northern Midlands Council and the local community;
  • Identify and prioritise needs of the local community;
  • Consider and provide feedback to the Northern Midlands Council in respect to key strategic issues for the local community.

Further information in relation to the Council Committees is available from Council's Executive & Communications Officer, Lucie Copas or Council's Executive Officer, Gail Eacher.

Membership

Residents and representatives from community interest groups are invited to nominate for membership of the following Local District Committees, which do not have a full membership complement:

  • Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden Local District Committee;
  • Cressy Local District Committee;
  • Longford Local District Committee;
  • Perth Local District Committee; and
  • Ross Local District Committee;
  • Mill Dam Action Group.

The term of appointment will be until June 2018.

For further information in relation to the Membership of Council Committees contact Council's Executive & Communications Officer, Lucie Copas or Council's Executive Officer, Gail Eacher.

Vacancies

There are presently vacancies on the following Local District Committees:

Avoca, Royal George and Rossarden - Nomination Form

Cressy - Nomination Form

Longford - Nomination Form

Perth - Nomination Form

Ross - Nomination Form

The term of appointment will be until June 2018.

Nomination forms must be returned to the General Manager, PO BOX 156, Longford TAS 7301

Avoca, Royal George and Rossarden
Meetings

When: The last Thursday of every second month (January to November) 

Time: Commencing at 12:30pm

Venue: Avoca Community Centre (Ash Centre)

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

The following dates have been set for 2018 meetings:

  • 18 January
  • 29 March
  • 31 May
  • 26 July
  • 27 September
  • 29 November
Contact

Mrs Claudia Freeman

Chairperson

"Homewood"

Avoca   TAS   7213

Members
  • Claudia Freeman (Chair)
  • Shirley Freeman (Deputy Chair)
  • Helen Reynolds
  • Shirley Squires
  • Jacinta Allen
  • Dalija Wells
  • Mary Knowles (Councillor)
Campbell Town
Meetings

When: The first Tuesday of every month (February to December)

Time: Commencing at 9:30am

Venue: Town Hall, Campbell Town

Frequency:  Monthly

The following dates have been set for 2018 meetings:

  • 6 February
  • 6 March
  • 3 April
  • 1 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 4 September
  • 2 October
  • 6 November
  • 4 December
Contact

Mrs Jillian Clarke (Chair)

Membership
  • Jill Clarke (Chair)
  • John Ashman
  • Jill Davis
  • Owen Diefenbach
  • Sally Hills
  • Judith Lyne
  • Bevis Perkins
  • Rob Rakich
  • Michael Roach
  • Debbie Thomas
  • Leisa Gordon (Councillor)
Cressy
Meetings

When: The last Wednesday of every second month (commencing January)

Time: Commencing at 9:30am

Venue: Town Hall, Campbell Town

Frequency:  Bi-monthly

The following dates have been set for 2018 meetings:

  • 31 January 2018
  • 28 March 2018
  • 30 May 2018
  • 25 July 2018
  • 26 September 2018
  • 28 November 2018


Contact

Fae Cox (Chair)

Membership
  • Fae Cox (Chair)
  • Ann Green
  • Helen Howard
  • Angela Jenkins
  • Helen Williams
  • Peter Goss
  • Daniel Rowbottom
  • Maurita Taylor
  • Jason Cox
  • Richard Goss (Councillor)
Evandale
Meetings

When: The first Tuesday of every month (commencing January)

Time: Commencing at 7:00pm

Venue: Evandale Community Centre

Frequency: Monthly

The following dates have been set for 2018:

  • 6 February
  • 6 March
  • 10 April
  • 1 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 4 September
  • 2 October
  • 6 November
  • 4 December
Contact

Mr J Lewis
Chairperson
Evandale Advisory Committee
10 Arthur Street
Evandale Tas 7212

Membership
  • John Lewis (Chair)
  • Robert von Bibra (Deputy Chair)
  • Carol Brown
  • Kathryn Heathcote
  • Craig Plaisted
  • Adrian Jobson
  • Stephen Baldock
  • Henrietta Houghton
  • Annie Harvey
  • Barry Lawson
  • Janet Lambert (Councillor)
  • Mary Knowles (Councillor)
Longford
Meetings

When: Contact Linus Grant

Time: Contact Linus Grant

Venue: Contact Linus Grant

Frequency: Contact Linus Grant

The following dates have been set for 2018 meetings:

  • 30 January
  • 20 February
  • 20 March
  • 17 April
  • 22 May
  • 26 June
  • 17 July
  • 21 August
  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 21 November
  • 11 December
Contact

Linus Grant (Chair)

Membership
  • Linus Grant (Chair)
  • Amy Reiner
  • Dee Alty
  • John Cauchi
  • Lesley McKenzie
  • Neil Tubb
  • Terry Goldsworthy
  • Dick Adams (Councillor)


Perth
Meetings

When: The first Tuesday of the second month (commencing February)

Time: Commencing 5:30pm

Venue: Perth Community Centre

Frequency: Bi-monthly

The following meetings are scheduled for 2018:

  • 6 February
  • 10 April
  • 5 June
  • 7 August
  • 2 October
  • 4 December
Contact

Ms Jan Davis (Chair)
Mr Philip Dell (Deputy Chair)

Membership
  • Jan Davis (Chair)
  • Philip Dell (Deputy Chair)
  • Graeme Eberhardt
  • John Stagg
  • Tony Purse
  • Christine Beswick
  • Don Smith
  • Teagan Wise
  • Janet Lambert (Councillor)
Ross
Meetings

When: The first Wednesday of every month (commencing February)

Time: Commencing at 3:00pm

Venue: Reading Room 1, Ross

Frequency:  Monthly

The following dates have been set for 2018 meetings:

  • 7 February
  • 7 March
  • 4 April
  • 2 May
  • 6 June
  • 4 July
  • 1 August
  • 5 September
  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  • 5 December
Contact

Christine Robinson (Chair)

Membership
  • Christine Robinson (Chair)
  • Jill Bennett
  • Helen Davies
  • Tim Johnson
  • Anthony Thorogood
  • Arthur Thorpe
  • Andrew Calvert (Councillor)
Other
Devon Hills Residents Committee

The Devon Hills Residents Committee was established as a Special Committee of Council under the provisions of Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1993. The Devon Hills Residents Committee is a community group servicing the interests of the residents of Devon Hills.

Council's contact for this committee is Jonathan Galbraith.

Minutes

2017

2016

Mill Dam Action Group

The Northern Midlands Council enacted the “Mill Dam Action Group” as a Special Committee of Council in November 2009, to advise Council on the Mill Dam Reserve and undertake restoration of the area as it was after the Bicentennial Mill Dam project in 1988 and as far back as the 1920’s.

The restoration of natural and recreational values is vital in the area as is erosion control, weed eradication and provision of facilities for passive recreation in the area from the Longford boat ramp to the Mill Dam.

Community assistance is welcomed by the Action Committee.

Membership

  • Linus Grant - Chairperson
  • Max Baker - Deputy Chairperson
  • Marie Chugg
  • Theo Haege
  • Barbara Baker
  • Dee Potter
  • Cr Richard Goss - Council's Representative

Minutes

Northern Midlands Economic Development Committee

Council has committed to developing a Northern Midlands Economic Development Strategy in 2013/14. The Strategy will provide clear direction for the future economic development of the Northern Midlands by identifying priorities for action that Council can undertake in collaboration with a range of stakeholders across government, business and community sectors.

A Special Committee of Council has been established to facilitate the development of the Strategy.

Minutes

2017

2016

2015