• The Parks and Wildlife Service is commencing work on updating the Maria Island Management Plan and the site plan for the Darlington Probation Station World Heritage site.
  • Local firm, Inspiring Place, has been contracted to oversee the review and update of the plans. They will be engaging the community and stakeholders such as the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council throughout the project.
  • One of the initial steps will be the development of discussion papers as a basis for gaining public and stakeholder input into the development of the draft plans. Those discussion papers are due to be released early in the new year and public forums will be held in Triabunna, Launceston and Hobart in the new year.
  • People will be able to track the project and access the discussion papers and other information via the project’s Have Your Say page on the Parks and Wildlife Service website.



Call for Expressions of Interest from Community Members to sit on

Coles Bay Hall Committee

Bicheno Hall Committee

Under Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1993, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council (GSBC) has a number of Special Committees in place to assist with the management of community assets and services.

Council would like to invite any interested members of the Glamorgan Spring Bay community to submit an expression of interest for consideration by Council to sit on the Coles Bay Hall Committee or the Bicheno Hall Committee.

Any interested community members should contact Josie Higgins at Glamorgan Spring Bay Council for an EOI pack, which includes an EOI application form and Guidelines for Section 24 Special Committees of Council.

Please phone 6256 4777 or e-mail to request an EOI pack.

The EOI application form should be received by no later than close of business Friday 30 October 2020.

All submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, Mr Greg Ingham via e-mail or mailed to PO Box 6, Triabunna, 7190.




Council no longer accepts Contaminated Waste Disposal Units with used sharps & syringes.



All Waste Transfer Stations in the municipal area are open during the following times:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday     2.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Sunday                                            10.00am – 2.00pm

The area of Waste Management has evolved from being landfill sites to environmentally responsible waste management and recycling centres.

Council continues to operate its kerbside collection and recycling service throughout the Municipal area.

Council will continue to promote and implement the Waste Management Strategy and its associated implications.

Council operates Waste Management Centres in Bicheno, Coles Bay, Swansea and Orford.

If you require an new bin or replacement lid for your garbage/recycling bin, we have online request forms available here.

If you would like any further information regarding your kerbside collection, or any other enquiries regarding Waste Management, please call the Works Department on 03 6256 4777.


Re-opening of Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Offices to General Public

Council Offices will RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 9.00am Tuesday, 15 June 2020.

The Council Offices at 9 Melbourne Street, Triabunna will be returning to normal hours of operation, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm, BUT with some changes to how we serve you.

In order to maintain a safe environment for members of the public and staff, we ask that you please email or phone us (see contact details below) to make an appointment before coming to the office for any matters related to:

  • Building
  • Planning
  • Plumbing
  • Environmental Health

Please keep in mind you can continue to contact us via one of these alternative methods if a visit to the office is not essential.

  • Email –
  • Phone – 6256 4777
  • Website – Check out our website for all Council information including forms  or requests  and additional links to assist you to carry out your business

Should you need to visit the Council Offices, please make use of the hand sanitiser available at the entrance, remember to maintain a physical distance from others of at least 1.5 metres at all times and please do stay at home if you are sick.  We have a maximum number of 2 persons in the reception area at the one time.

We truly appreciate your continued support and patience during the COVID-19 situation



In order to ensure the health and safety of the community, it is important that the following rules are observed at all times:

  • Maintain social distancing (1.5 metres apart)
  • Exercise good personal hygiene.
  • Stay home if unwell
  • Stay informed of current restrictions
  • Please be aware that we are unable to disinfect the equipment.

Marissa Walters, Acting General Manager



The weed and vegetation control spraying program in both township and rural areas is ongoing, weather permitting. The program involves treatment in residential areas, rural roadsides and public reserves.

Council has a current list of ratepayers who have requested that areas adjacent to their properties not be sprayed. Should any property owner wish to maintain their own frontage and be included on the ‘no spray’ list please contact Council’s Works Department on 03 62564777.



Sampling of Recreational Water is required under the provisions of the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines as prescribed by the Public Health Act 1997.  The Australian Guidelines for Recreational Use of Water provide for the procedures and prescribed limits for the different uses for the water.  Consideration has only been given to the highest class of use, Primary contact.

Results for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council are listed below:

The Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007 (Public Health Act 1997) sets the base limit for microbiological standards for investigation as greater than 140 enterococci/100ml.

Resampling must be undertaken within 48 hours of becoming aware of a 140/100ml enterococci sample and conduct appropriate sanitary inspection.

Where two consecutive samples are greater than 280/100ml, the public must be advised if primary contact water body and resampling must be undertaken immediately within 48 hours of becoming aware of the result.  Any decision to remove an advisory sign shall be determined in conjunction with the Director of Public Health.

As shown all commonly used recreational sites comply with the microbiological guidelines of a median value of not more than <140 cfu/100mL Enterococci.







Applications have been submitted to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council for a planning permit for the following uses and/or developments.

By accessing the following information on this website, you will be taken to have agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The information on this website is provided for the purpose of encouraging public awareness and participation in the planning process in accordance with the objectives of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 The information is not a detailed history of the planning application process and is not notification for the purpose of section 57(3) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993

The contents of this website (which includes downloadable material) are subject to copyright and are protected by law.  Council grants you a non-exclusive licence to reproduce the contents of this website in your web browser for the sole purpose of viewing the content.  Council reserves all other rights.  Digital applications displayed on this website are intended for public perusal only and should not be reproduced without the consent of the copyright owner.

Persons wishing to confirm the details of the application can view the application at the locations below during normal office hours.

Application documents will be available for inspection on Council’s website at and at Council’s offices at 9 Melbourne Street, Triabunna.  Any person may make a representation on an application by letter (PO Box 6, Triabunna) or electronic mail ( addressed to the General Manager.

Name Address Application Date Closing Date Pdf file
Outbuilding 26 Spring Beach Rise, Spring Beach Friday 09 October 2020 Friday 23 October 2020

DA 2020 – 188 – 26 Spring Beach Rise, Spring Beach Exhibited Documents

Intersection upgrade - Mayfield camping ground DA 2020 / 192 11610 Tasman Highway, Swansea Friday 09 October 2020 Friday 23 October 2020

DA 2020 – 192 – 11610 Tasman Hwy, Swansea Exhibited Documents

Outbuilding / addition - dwelling & shed 9126 Tasman Highway, Triabunna Friday 09 October 2020 Friday 23 October 2020

DA 2020 – 187 – 9126 Tasman Hwy, Triabunna Exhibited documents

Solar array & battery storage Maria Island Friday 09 October 2020 Friday 23 October 2020

DA 2020 183 – Maria Island Exhibited Documents

Intersection upgrade 18132 Tasman Highway, Bicheno & 192 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasman Highway Road corridor, Rosedale Road (Subdivision Road) CT118069/800, CT174034/1, CT32364/1, CT 139978/1 Friday 16 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020

DA 2020 – 179 – 192 & 18132 Tasman Highway Bicheno Exhibited Documents

Re-advertised Subdivision: 1 lot + balance 2 Lehner Crescent Bicheno Friday 16 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020

SA 2020 – 25 – 2 Lehner Cres, Bicheno – Exhibited Documents

Dwelling 260 Rheban Road, Spring Beach Friday 16 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020

DA 2020 – 199 – 260 Rheban Rd, Spring Beach Exhibited Documents

Outbuilding / addition – shed 10136 Tasman Hwy, Little Swanport Friday 16 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020

DA 2020 – 219 – 10136 Tasman Hwy, Little Swanport – Exhibited Documents

Re-advertised Subdivision: 1 lot plus balance 17 Tarleton Street, Swansea Friday 16 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020

SA 2020 – 28 – 17 Tarleton St, Swansea – Exhibited Documents