All Waste Transfer Stations will be open Monday-Friday (2:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday (10am-2pm) until Sunday 2nd of May 2021 (Summer Hours) 

As of  Monday 3rd of May  All Waste Transfer Stations will be changing to the Winter hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday               2.30pm – 4.30pm
Saturday                                                              CLOSED
Sunday                                                                10am – 2pm

*Open all public holidays except Christmas Day & Good Friday –   Normal operating hours apply. 


ANZAC DAY SERVICES – 25 April 2021

BICHENO             6AM Dawn Service  & 11 AM Service

SWANSEA           11AM Service

TRIABUNNA       6AM Dawn Service (RSL Members only) & 11 AM Service


Council is pleased to advise that a doctor has accepted a letter of offer to join East Coast Health at Triabunna on a permanent basis in the coming weeks. Residents will be able to make appointments with this doctor once final arrangements have been confirmed. Council is currently working with key stakeholders to look to have a shared understanding and commitment to the ongoing health and wellbeing of residents of the GSB Municipality.


For women who are unable to attend a BreastScreen Tasmania clinic in Hobart or Launceston, Breast Screen Tasmania operate two fully-equipped mobile units (Ida and Luna) to extend free breast screening service to eligible women across the state.

The mobile van will be in locations of both Triabunna and Swansea. For more information regarding the times and locations, please click here


Residents please note that there will be a green waste burn at our Orford Waste Transfer Station on Tuesday 13th April and Bicheno Waste Transfer station Wednesday 21st April 2021

*Weather Permitting

SERDA assists with a local approach

Keen to develop your workforce through training, recruitment or leveraging leading network opportunities? Want to start your own business idea, or improve your existing business?

South East Regional Development Association (SERDA) covers the Sorell, Clarence, Glamorgan Spring Bay, and Tasman Local Government Areas, and can help.

To date, through their Workforce Development and Enterprise Centre Programs, SERDA have placed more than 320 local people in local

Employment and assisted 64 local businesses to start or grow – and counting…

SERDA’s Workforce Development Program is a regional solution, created to help businesses to connect Local People for Local Jobs. SERDA can help you with your local workforce development needs, finding trained and capable staff, niche recruitment services, and leading network opportunities.

SERDA also offers business advice to start ups and existing small businesses (employing less than 20 people) through their Enterprise Centre Program.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania (ECT) is a state-wide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses and their owners to reach their potential. SERDA can provide up to 2 hours free advice for new businesses, and up to 5 hours free advice for established businesses that have been in operation for 12 months or more.

SERDA offers a flexible approach to your workforce, training, and business advisory needs. They are happy to meet with you at your business, their offices at Sorell Council, or anywhere in between.

To access the Workforce Development Program, contact Andrew Hyatt: 0488 667 898 or

To access the Enterprise Centre Program, contact Oliver Strickland: 0417 294 598 or


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:


Water testing results  
Beach: 20/12/20 18/01/21 19/02/21
Jubilee Beach, Swansea <10 <10 <10
Muirs Beach, Coles Bay <10 52 <10
Richardsons Beach, Coles Bay <10 10 10.0
Waubs Beach, Bicheno 10 <10
Raspins Beach, Orford 10 <10 <10
East Shelly Beach, Orford <10 10 10.0
Spring Bay, Orford <10 <10 <10

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.



The Council Offices at 9 Melbourne Street, Triabunna are operating at 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



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.



Planning Scheme Amendment – Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015

Council initiated the following planning scheme amendment and planning application to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015:

AM NO:               2021/01 and DA 2020 / 80

APPLICANT:      Tempus Village Management Pty Ltd C/- Neil Shephard & Associates

DESCRIPTION:  The amendment proposes to:

  1. insert a new Particular Purpose Zone 8 – Tempus Village to the planning scheme;
  2. rezone part of ‘Kelvedon’, 12371 Tasman Highway, Swansea (as shown by lots 50 and 100 on the proposed plan of subdivision and comprised in CT volume 177646 folio 1, CT volume 240461 folio 1 and CT volume 102376 folio 1) from Significant Agriculture to Particular Purpose Zone 8 – Tempus Village;
  3. incorporate the document Tempus Integrated Impact Assessment 19 August 2020 into the scheme; and
  4. pursuant to Section 43F of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 and the Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015, approve Development Application 2020/080 to subdivide, develop and use Stage 1A of the Tempus Village at 12371 Tasman Highway, Swansea (CT 240461/1, CT177646/1 and CT1023761/1), subject to conditions.

The amendment and planning application, associated plans, reports and draft permit may be viewed on the Council website or inspected at the Council offices, 9 Melbourne Street, Triabunna, during normal office hours.

Documents can also be downloaded below:

Amendment Report to TPC
Certified Amendment
Council initiation report minutes
PA Assessment Report
Draft Planning Permit

Link – Proposal documents

Any person may make a representation to the amendment by email or letter addressed to the General Manager and sent to  or posted to Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, PO Box 6, Triabunna, 7190.

Representations must be received by close of business, 19 April 2021.

Please include your name and a return postal address if mailing your representation.



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
Multiple dwellings 52 Tasman Highway, Bicheno Friday 16 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021

DA 2021 – 98 – 52 Tasman Hwy Bicheno Exhibited Documents

Dwelling and shed 14 Muirs Place, Coles Bay Friday 16 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021

DA 2021 – 04 – 14 Muirs Place Coles Bay Exhibited Documents

Dwelling and outbuilding 55 Hazards View Drive, Coles Bay Friday 16 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021

DA 2021 – 108 – 55 Hazards View Drive, Coles Bay Exhibited Documents

Change of use to visitor accommodation 144 Dolphin Sands Road, Dolphin Sands Saturday 17 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021

DA 2021 – 89 – 144 Dolphin Sands Rd Dolphin Sands Exhibited Documents

Demolition of shed and construction of dwelling and ancillary dwelling 8 Henry Street, Orford Saturday 17 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021

DA 2021 – 93 – 8 Henry St, Orford Exhibited Documents