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Our Region

With the support and encouragement of City of Launceston, West Tamar, and George Town municipalities, we have a strong alignment with council priorities and goals.  We play a significant role in promoting and managing a wide range of activities aimed at ensuring the Tamar Region is an attractive and prosperous place to live and work, based on a healthy environment. 

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West Tamar Council logo
George Town Council logo
City of Launceston map

The City of Launceston is one of the largest municipalities in Tasmania, with a population of approximately 72,000, and an area of 1,412 square km.  Set against the backdrop of Cataract Gorge, at the confluence of the North and South Esk Rivers, Launceston is renown for its food, wine and rich cultural heritage.

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West Tamar map

The West Tamar is situated along the western side of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary, and is considered one of the top 10 wine routes in the world. It has an estimated population of just over 25,000 people, and covers an area of 691 square km.

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George Town map

George Town municipality has an estimated population of 7,200 and a land area of 653 square km. George Town and Low Head have an intriguing history, being home to one of Australia’s oldest settlements. It is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and berry farms and features the popular Little Penguin colony.

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