Hard Waste Collection 2014
Council is providing a Hard Waste Collection Service for a period of four days during September 2014. The aim of the hard waste collection is to provide an avenue for residents to dispose of their waste that could not usually be collected on a fortnightly basis, eg washing machines, stoves, unwanted household appliances and furniture, lawnmowers, scrap iron, fridges and freezers. If you have items that are too good to throw out you may want to save these and join the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 25th October. Items that can be handled by one person can be dropped off at the Tasman Council offices which will raise funds for the local community at the 'Tasman Trash and Treasure' sale at Taranna Community Centre. See below for more details.
Bookings and enquiries for the hard waste collection MUST be made through the Council Office, by phoning (03) 6250 9200.
Bookings close Friday 12 September 2014
Items that require the assistance of more than 2 people to lift, or any item longer than 1.5 metres will not be collected. 1 cubic metre of items ONLY
NO BOOKING NO COLLECTION
Garage Sale Trail - Saturday 25th October
Tasman Council is supporting the Garage Sale Trail and is organising a group sale at the Taranna Community Centre form 9am - 2pm on Saturday 25th October. For more information visit the sale page at: https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/tasman-trash-and-treasure.
Garage Sale Trail is a national program that’s about sustainability, community, commerce and fun! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day we aim to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity and stimulate local economies. Now in its fourth year, Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit mission that works hand in hand with government to inspire social and environmental change. Last year’s event resulted in 1.5 million items listed for reuse (that’s an average of 8 shopping trollies redistributed per sale), and over 230,000 new community connections (13 new connections per participant). This year’s event will be held on Saturday the 25th of October and will be the biggest community and sustainability event Australia has ever seen!
Garage Sale Trail is for buyers, sellers, makers and creators. Absolutely everyone can get involved.
Partnership with Landcare Award - Tasman Council nominee for national award - Vote now!
With sixty-nine finalists across nine diverse categories, there are plenty of worthy winners, however it’s up to the public to decide who will be this year’s National Landcare People’s Choice Award winner.
Have your say by voting for the nomination you believe represents the most outstanding contributions to Landcare. Please note, you may vote up to once in each category if you wish. Voting will automatically close at 6pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 17th September 2014. Show your support for Tasman Council and all the fantastic Landcare, Coastcare, School and other groups working hard in our Municipality. Vote now! http://www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=13577
About our municipality
The Tasman Municipality is located on Tasmania's picturesque southeast coast approximately 90 minutes from Hobart. As in many rural communities, Tasman's population is dispersed with the majority of people centered in and around the township of Nubeena and the localities of White Beach, Highcroft, Port Arthur, Premaydena, Saltwater River, Koonya, Taranna, Eaglehawk Neck and Murdunna. The municipal area covers approximately 659.3 kilometres. Practically an island, the diversity and abundance of wildlife and plant life is truly remarkable.
The population is relatively stable at approximately 2400, which swells to between 8,000 and 9,000 as a result of tourists and visitors during the summer months who come to enjoy beaches, bush walking and fishing areas as well as as many other tourist attractions.
Tasman strives to be a welcoming community with an unbeatable quaility of life boasting a number of boating and sporting clubs with tourism services catering for all ages and interests. Tasman is also proving to be an attractive area for property developers, people seeking a 'sea change' and retirees looking for a quieter lifestyle.
The Tasman Peninsula was formerly a bustling industrial zone fuelled by convict labour. In the era between convict settlement and the introduction of the modern tourist industry the area was mostly engaged in timber and fishing. The terrain and soil type impeded large-scale agriculture although fruit farming and general farming was and still is carried out in suitable locations.
The Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas are renowned for its rugged coastlines which have been the scene of a number of shipwrecks. At Eaglehawk Neck there are many strange rock formations, including The Devil's Kitchen, Tasmans Arch, Blow Hole and the Tessellated Pavements. Tasman has been said to have some of the world's best surf spots at Eaglehawk Neck, Roaring Beach and Shipsterns Bluff.
An extremely scenic part of Tasmania that is dominated by rolling pastures and heavily timbered hills and surrounded by dramatic coastline of sheer cliffs, towering rocky outcrops and sheltered bay and sea caves. Walking tracks and kayaks provide access to the area's most isolated areas.