Dorset Council

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Dorset Council
Tasmania
A map showing the Dorset LGA in Tasmania
Dorset LGA in Tasmania
Coordinates 41°5′24″S 147°42′36″E / 41.09000°S 147.71000°E / -41.09000; 147.71000Coordinates: 41°5′24″S 147°42′36″E / 41.09000°S 147.71000°E / -41.09000; 147.71000
Population 7,105 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 2.2231/km2 (5.7578/sq mi)
Established 1993
Area 3,196 km2 (1,234.0 sq mi)
Mayor Greg Howard
Council seat Scottsdale
Region North-east Tasmania
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Dorset Council Logo.png
Website Dorset Council
LGAs around Dorset Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Flinders
George Town Dorset Council Tasman Sea
Launceston Break O'Day Break O'Day

The Dorset Council is a local government area of Tasmania, encompassing the north-east part of the states mainland. The major town in the area is the regional centre Scottsdale, and smaller towns Branxholm, Bridport, Derby, Ringarooma and Winnaleah.

The council was created from a merger between the Scottsdale and Ringarooma councils in the early 1990s.

The current mayor of Dorset is Greg Howard.

Localities[edit]

Locality Census Population 2011 Reason
Bridport 1715 Includes Jetsonville
Tomahawk 339 Includes Boobyalla, Cape Portland, Musselroe Bay, Rushy Lagoon, The Chimneys, Gladstone, South Mount Cameron, Banca, Waterhouse
Boobyalla Incl. in Tomahawk
Cape Portland Incl. in Tomahawk
Musselroe Bay Incl. in Tomahawk
Rushy Lagoon Incl. in Tomahawk
The Chimneys Incl. in Tomahawk
Gladstone Incl. in Tomahawk
South Mount Cameron Incl. in Tomahawk
Banca Incl. in Tomahawk
Waterhouse Incl. in Tomahawk
Alberton Incl. in Ringarooma
Legunia Incl. in Ringarooma
South Springfield Incl. in Springfield
Springfield 296 Includes South Springfield, Cuckoo, Tonganah
Lisle Incl. in Nabowla
Nabowla 289 Includes Lisle, Golconda, Lietinna, Blumont, Koomeela, West Scottsdale
Golconda Incl. in Nabowla
Wyena Incl. in Lebrina
Jetsonville Incl. in Bridport
Lietinna Incl. in Nabowla
Blumont Incl. in Nabowla
Scottsdale 2461
Koomeela Incl. in Nabowla
Cuckoo Incl. in Springfield
Tonganah Incl. in Springfield
Tulendeena Incl. in North Scottsdale
Ledgerwood 255
Ringarooma 480 Includes Talawa, Trenah
Talawa Incl. in Ringarooma
Trenah Incl. in Ringarooma
Forester Incl. in North Scottsdale
Branxholm 207
Telita Incl. in North Scottsdale
Warrentinna Incl. in North Scottsdale
Winnaleah 274
Moorina Incl. in Pioneer
Herrick Incl. in Pioneer
Pioneer 137 Includes, Moorina, Herrick
North Scottsdale 173 Includes Kamona, Tulendeena, Telita, Warrentinna
Kamona Incl. in North Scottsdale
West Scottsdale Incl. in Nabowla
Lebrina 306 Includes Tunnel
Tunnel Incl. in Lebrina
Total 6,932
(105) Variance
Local Government Total 6,827 Gazetted Dorset Local Government Area

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