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Glamorgan Spring Bay Council

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Our vision

In 2020 Glamorgan Spring Bay will:
Be proud of our inclusive community.
Be responsible for our environment, health, education, heritage and the arts, with a diverse progressive and prosperous economy.
Offer of an attractive lifestyle, in a beautiful place.

Values to guide future choices

In all that we do, across Glamorgan Spring Bay, we will:
Work together and take a complete East Coast view
Be honest and self-reliant
Take the initiative and be creative
Build community spirit and pride
Move forward but retain what is good from the past

Future directions

The directions we will follow to achieve our vision are:
Build our community infrastructure
Age well in our communities
Grow our economy and employment opportunities
Protect and promote our natural beauty, environment and heritage
Be visitor friendly
Foster health and well being


Child Care Services

The Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre is centrally located in the Swansea township at 1 Arnol Street with the renowned Freycinet Hazards reflecting in the waters adjacent to the Centre. This purpose built Centre supports the care and education of children not only in the local area but welcomes children into care who may be visiting the area during holiday periods. The Centre employs qualified and experienced early childhood staff. The Centre is licensed under the Department of Education Child Care Unit Standards and is accredited under the National Child Care Accreditation Council Quality Improvement and Accreditation System.

The Centre offers full-time, regular part time care and casual care for children from birth to five years in the long day care program for 51 weeks of the year. During school terms and vacation periods after school care and vacation care is provided for children six to twelve years of age.

The Centre is closed between Christmas and the New Year and on gazetted public holidays.

Phone: 03 6230 6865 or 1800 647 718 (Free Call)

Fax: 03 6230 6833

Email: cluster1@gowrie-tas.com.au

Animal Control

Declared areas have been agreed to by Council and other public land managers throughout the municipality. The maps below show the locations where dogs are allowed off lead, on lead or are prohibited at different times throughout the year for the various places. Responsible dog management will ensure that these areas are enjoyed by everyone. Unfortunately, non compliance could lead to infringements being issued which is not our desired outcome.

National Resource Management

Natural resource management (NRM) is about the way in which people and natural landscapes interact.

The term ‘natural resources’ refers to a broad spectrum of our ‘environmental assets’. These include air, water, land, plants, animals and micro-organisms. Individual assets are not isolated, however: they are linked together to form natural systems of varying scale such as rivers, lakes and wetlands, estuaries and coasts, forests, fields, geological systems and resources, and mountains.

Natural resource management reflects these linkages within and between natural systems. It integrates the management of social, economic and environmental values by involving the community and industry in planning and decision making.


Planning Approval Process

One of Glamorgan Spring Bay Councils core responsibilities is to regulate the use and development of the land in its municipal area. The planning approval process regulates ‘use’ and ‘development’ of land by assessing proposals against the Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015.

View the Planning Scheme

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015 took effect on 5th August 2015 and can be accessed online through the iplan website by clicking here. If you have difficulties using iplan please review the iplan help page here.

A feature of iplan that is extremely useful is the online planning enquiry which can be assessed by clicking here. The enquiry will provide information on the zone of the property, and any overlays that apply as well as providing links to the scheme text and to www.thelist.tas.gov.au, which has a range of useful information.



18 Burgess Street, Bicheno

Phone: 03 63751584

Opening Hours

Monday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Friday: 2:00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday: Closed


30a Charles Street, Orford

Phone: 03 6257 1151

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 10:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


31 Franklin Street, Swansea

Phone: 03 6257 8806

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9:30am – 12:30pm, 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:30am – 12:30pm, 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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