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.


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;
  • Longford Local District Committee;
  • Perth Local District Committee;
  • Ross Local District Committee;

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.


There are presently vacancies on the following Local District Committees:

Avoca, Royal George and Rossarden - 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

Campbell Town

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

Mrs Jillian Clarke (Chair)

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

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

Time: Commencing at 7pm

Venue: Town Hall, Cressy

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


Daniel Rowbottom (Chair)

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

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

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

  • John Lewis (Chair)
  • Carol Brown
  • Kathryn Heathcote
  • Craig Plaisted
  • Adrian Jobson
  • Stephen Baldock
  • Henrietta Houghton
  • Annie Harvey
  • Barry Lawson
  • Janet Lambert (Councillor)
  • Mary Knowles (Councillor)

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


Linus Grant (Chair)

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


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

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

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

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

Arthur Thorpe (Chair)

  •  Arthur Thorpe (Chairperson
  • Jill Bennett
  • Helen Davies
  • Tim Johnson
  • Anthony Thorogood (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Candyce Hurren
  • Andrew Calvert (Councillor)

Devon Hills Neighbourhood Watch and 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.

To view the Devon Hills Neighbourhood Watch and Residents Committee Emergency Plan click here.

Council's contact for this committee is Phillip Canning.




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.


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


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.