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A message from the Mayor

Posted on December 21, 2020

A message from the Mayor

During the year we have achieved a lot, even in the face of a global pandemic and with the restrictions imposed onto us. I am very proud of our Councillors and staff at the Northern Midlands Council, they quickly adapted and worked through the pandemic to ensure that all services continued and remained in place for our community, many of them working remotely and with reduced resources.

The highlights of our year include the completion of Stage 1 of the Longford Sports Centre, observing the Water Sensitive Urban Design project at Sheepwash Creek coping with the severe rain and snow event which occurred early August, completion of the Perth Bypass, conclusion of our award-winning complex at Campbell Town which continues to receive a high level of usage from groups from all over Tasmania, completion of Stage 1 of upgrades to the amenities at Morven Park, installation of the new playground at Avoca, completion of the final stage of the Longford Recreation Ground, installation of two electric vehicle charging points in Campbell Town, welcoming Rural Alive and Well (RAW) into our community and many more.

We would also like to acknowledge several events that emerged and took place throughout the year, the Verandah Music Festival in Evandale, and Motorama and Longford Blooms which both took place in Longford. All events were very successful, and we look forward to welcoming them back in 2021.

In 2021 we are looking forward to the development of the new Perth Early Learning Centre, expansion and upgrade of the Longford Village Green Memorial Hall project, upgrades to the Cressy Pool and Cressy Recreation Ground, establishment of the Ross Village Green, completion of our extensive road, reserves, and footpath improvement programs, and we look forward to welcoming Veterans Cricket Tasmania to their new home in Ross. We also plan to take ownership of several roads in the Northern Midlands from the State Government which allows our Works Department to regularly maintain them and keep them tidy. This includes roads and road reserves that surround the Perth Bypass to allow our staff to improve the Perth Main Street amenity and associated road reserves.

Our focus projects for the new year will be the Perth Early Learning Centre, the Longford Village Green Memorial Hall upgrades, Longford Streetscape and completion of the Ross Village Green.

I wish you all a safe and merry Christmas and thank you for keeping us all safe during the year.

Mayor Mary Knowles OAM