Break O’Day Council Information provided on this page can also be viewed on the Break O’Day Council website.  The Break O’Day area spans from Ansons Bay in the North across to Weldborough in the west, then down to Mathinna and Fingal and including the Douglas Aspley National Park in the South.

The costal towns that fall in this area include: Ansons Bay, Binalong Bay, Bay of Fires, St Helens, Scamander, Beaumaris, Stieglitz, Falmouth, and Four Mile Creek, Seymour.  The inland towns include: Goshen, Weldborough, Pyengana, St Marys, Fingal, Mathinna, Mangana, and Cornwall.  The region has some exciting history and amazing sights to absorb, take a trip and see the sights of the Bay of Fires, the Blue Tier, Mount William and Douglas Aspley National Parks. This eastern area of Tasmania also boosts some fantastic waterfalls.  St Columbia Falls, Mathinna Falls and the Evercreech Forest Reserve should not be missed.

Being a diverse area the Break O’Day principality has a number of industries that sustain the local economy they are tourism, aquaculture, mining, forestry, agriculture and fishing.

Being a proactive council they have adopted the Planning for Sustainable Tourism Project.  The aims of this project are to:

    • Enhance the protection and conservation of the environment, particularly matters of national environmental significance.
    • Reduce the regulatory burden for developers and investors in tourism infrastructure and attractions.
    • Increase the long-term sustainability of the region, and promote liveability for the community. area of their website.

This plan has been put in place to identify sustainable investment opportunities in the region. As with all plans it is seeking to achieve win-win outcomes.  To do this there has to be a balance between creating jobs and ensuring improved environmental protection across all project and development. The biological environment and the cultural heritage of the area must be sustainable when allowing new industries into the area.  As with any project it is important that the project will not propose specific developments but will help to streamline investments in areas where it can be managed in a way which doesn’t compromise the natural characteristics of the area.  Further reading regarding this project can be found on the Council Information

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Break O’Day Municipal Office
32-34 Georges Bay Esplanade, St Helens  Tasmania  7216