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Northern Midlands Council

Northern Midlands CouncilNorthern Midlands is one of the largest and most diverse municipalities in Tasmania.

It covers an area of 5,130 sq km, extending from Liffey Bluff in the west to Mount St John in the east (150kms) and from Relbia in the north to Tooms Lake in the south (95kms).

The landscape changes from mountainous country on its eastern and western boundaries to extensive grazing lands renowned for fine wool production, the rich agricultural river flats of the Esk, Lake and Macquarie Rivers; historic towns and villages; and from small businesses to multi-million dollar enterprises.

The population of close to 12,500 is predicted to be maintained over the next 10 years. Development continues to occur in and around the towns of Longford, Perth and Evandale.

Refugee Friendly Status

The Northern Midlands Council is proud to be one of many councils coming together nationally to support a Refugee Welcome Zone, and our Mayor had the honor of signing the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration at our recent Australia Day celebrations at Longford.

Many Northern Midlands communities are already actively preparing to welcome refugees.

The Business Manager for Poatina Village, a small town in the Northern Midlands, has reported that the Poatina branch of Fusion Australia has been exploring options with the Migrant Resource Centre and what it would mean for Poatina to become a place where a small group of refugees could be placed as a first step toward their orientation into Australia.

An Evandale resident has submitted to Council a document that includes a list of more than 60 people willing to support the resettlement of refugees in the Northern Midlands.

Why the Northern Midlands is a great place to live

You have the ‘best of both worlds’:

  • Growing employment opportunities in agriculture, community services, transport logistics and industry
  • Award winning schools and health services
  • A rural lifestyle and only 20 minutes to the city of Launceston’s services and employment opportunities.
  • Magnificent scenery and landscape including the alpine Ben Lomond National Park
  • Rich agricultural land that produces a significant percentage of the state’s agricultural produce including fine wool, sheep and cattle meat, vegetables, poppies and a diverse variety of berries
  • Northern Midlands is home to the Launceston Airport and the rapidly expanding Translink commercial, transport, industrial and business precinct positioned adjacent to the airport
  • Centrally located in the state, with easy access to southern, northern and north western Tasmania

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