Meander Valley Council, Tasmania

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Meander Valley Council
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Meander Valley Council
Coordinates 41°32′24″S 146°31′12″E / 41.54000°S 146.52000°E / -41.54000; 146.52000Coordinates: 41°32′24″S 146°31′12″E / 41.54000°S 146.52000°E / -41.54000; 146.52000
Population 19,686 (2015 est.)[1]
 • Density 5.1521/km2 (13.3438/sq mi)
Established 1993
Area 3,821 km2 (1,475.3 sq mi)
Mayor Craig Perkins [2]
Council seat Westbury
Region Great Western Tiers
State electorate(s) Lyons, Bass
Federal Division(s) Lyons, Bass
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Website Meander Valley Council
LGAs around Meander Valley Council:
Kentish Latrobe West Tamar
West Coast Meander Valley Council Launceston
Central Highlands Central Highlands Northern Midlands

The Meander Valley Council is a local government area of Tasmania. As its name suggests, it covers a large area of the Meander River in the central north of the state, which flows through the municipality's major centre of Deloraine. The council was created when the Westbury and Deloraine municipalities merged in 1993.[3]

Smaller towns in the area include Bracknell, Carrick, Chudleigh, Hagley, Meander, Mole Creek, and Westbury. Smaller populated areas include Elizabeth Town, Caveside, Exton and Travellers Rest. The council area also covers the outer west Launceston suburbs of Blackstone Heights and Prospect Vale, and the satellite town of Hadspen.

A majority of the Great Western Tiers mountain range is within the Meander Valley municipal area.


Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Kimberley 436 Includes Weegena, Moltema,Dunorlan
Weegena Incl. in Kimberley
Moltema Incl. in Kimberley
Dunorlan Incl. in Kimberley
Elizabeth Town 420 Includes Parkham
Parkham Incl. in Elizabeth Town
Reedy Marsh 309
Birralee 362 Includes Rosevale, Selbourne
Rosevale Incl. in Birralee
Selbourne Incl. in Birralee
Westwood Incl. in Carrick
Blackstone Heights 1,294
Travellers Rest 244
Prospect Vale 5,021
Hadspen 2,063
Quamby Bend Incl. in Westbury
Quamby Brook Incl. in Golden Valley
Westbury 2,104 Includes Quamby Bend, Osmaston
Osmaston Incl. in Westbury
Carrick 870 Includes Westwood, Oaks
Hagley 330
Whitemore 236 Includes Cluan
Oaks Incl. in Carrick
Cluan Incl. in Whitemore
Montana Incl. in Meander
Bracknell 375
Liffey 259
Golden Valley 290 Includes Quamby Brook
Jackeys Marsh Incl. in Meander
Meander 415 Includes Jackeys Marsh
Western Creek Incl. in Caveside
Lake McKenzie Incl. in Mersey Forest
Rowallan Incl. in Mersey Forest
Mersey Forest 0 Includes Lake McKenzie, Rowallan, Parangana, Lemonthyme, Cradle Mountain
Parangana Incl. in Mersey Forest
Lemonthyme Incl. in Mersey Forest
Cradle Mountain Incl. in Mersey Forest, Staverton (Kentish)
Liena Incl. in Mole Creek
Mayberry Incl. in Mole Creek
Mole Creek 609 Includes Mayberry, Liena
Caveside 318 Includes Western Creek, Dairy Plains
Chudleigh Includes Needles, Red Hills, Lemana Junction
Needles Incl. in Chudleigh
Red Hills Incl. in Chudleigh
Lemana Junction Incl. in Chudleigh
Deloraine 2,741
Exton Incl. in Reedy Marsh
Total 19,031
(143) Variance
Local Government Total 18,888 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Your Council". Meander Valley Council. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Council Profile". Meander Valley Council. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 5 April 2016. 

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