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Christmas and New Year operating hours
Opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2014-15...
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New tip shop set to open before Christmas
December 12 - Launceston's new tip shop will open for business on Monday December 15 at 8.30am.
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Summer safety in Launceston
December 10 - The Launceston Safer Communities Partnership has released a handy brochure of tips for staying safe this summer.
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Heritage Forest flying fox opens
December 5 - It's 40m long, made of tubular metal and steel cable, and promises to deliver a thrill ride for Launceston's children...
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Jeremy Ball posthumously awarded Human Rights Week honour
3 December - The City of Launceston's late Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball has been honoured at the 2014 Human Rights Week Awards, presented in Hobart today.
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Summer in Launceston 2014-15
Here are some of the projects we're working on over summer, and some of the things that make Launceston a such a great place to live...
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Is your property prepared for summer?
November 20 - With the Tasmania Fire Service declaring the fire permit period has started, the Launceston City Council has reminded residents of the importance of being fire prepared this summer.
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Street party guide launched
November 7 - The City of Launceston is launching a new street party guide in time for summer, on the back of its successful Meet the Neighbours program.
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Senior's Week 2014
To celebrate Seniors Week 2014 the City of Launceston will be holding a Celebrating Seniors Afternoon Tea and Mini Expo on Sunday, October 19...
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First hour free parking - FAQ
We explain why Aldermen voted against a proposal for first hour free parking in multistorey car parks in the CBD...
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Vale Jeremy Ball
16 September - Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and Launceston City Council General Manager Robert Dobrzynski have expressed shock and dismay at the tragic death of Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball.
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Garage Sale Trail 2014
August 12 - The 2014 Garage Sale Trail will be held on October 25...
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Vale Peter Sculthorpe
August 8 - Famed composer Peter Sculthorpe was a fantastic ambassador for Launceston throughout his life, according to Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten.
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Civic Square transformed for City Heart
August 7 - Launceston's Civic Square is being temporarily transformed today as part of the City Heart Project, which aims to energise Launceston's CBD.
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Storm advice - July-August 2014
Storm information, 31 July-1 August, 2014
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Damaging winds and storm activity
July 31 - Damaging wind conditions hit Launceston
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Mayor welcomes news of proposed health body location
26 July - Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten has welcomed news that the State's three health bodies will soon be merged into a single operation based in Launceston.
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Status update: Free public Wi-Fi
4 July - The Launceston City Council's free public Wi-Fi service has enjoyed a solid start, with more than 5000 connections in its first three weeks of operation.
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Heritage Snap! Awards presented
3 July - The Launceston City Council yesterday presented the inaugural awards in the Heritage Snap! youth photography competition.
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What the BLEEP is crowd funding?
What do the Occulus Rift virtual reality headset, the Veronica Mars movie, and the proposed Mars One venture all have in common?
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Launch of City Heart Project
13 June - The Launceston City Council's City Heart project is aimed at energising Launceston's CBD...
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Council adopts 2014-15 budget
11 June - Aldermen have voted to adopt the Launceston City Council's 2014-15 annual budget and fees.
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CBD public Wi-Fi now available
10 June - The Launceston City Council will today switch on its free public Wi-Fi service in the CBD.
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Cultural diversity in Launceston
The City of Launceston values and respects cultural diversity, and the benefits it brings to our community. Here are just some of the initiatives the Launceston City Council is involved in...
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2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards presented
Mat 15 -   The Launceston City Council today presented its 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards, as part of National Volunteers Week.
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Seventh Annual Heritage Awards now open for 2014
March 27 - The Launceston City Council's 2013 Heritage Awards are now open, and this year the Council is looking to reward people of all ages with a passion for history.
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2014 Inaugural Josef Chromy Wine Scholarship Winner announced
20 March - Launceston City Council and Josef Chromy Wines are pleased to announce Launceston Viticulturist Marty Smith as the inaugural winner of the Josef Chromy Wine Scholarship.
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2014 Volunteer Recognition Award nominations now open
4 March - The Launceston City Council is calling for nominations for its 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards.
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Tangent Structures look-out opened at Gorge
March 3 - The Cataract Gorge's new cantilevered look-out has been officially opened.
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New eServices platform launched
21 February - The Launceston City Council has officially launch its new eServices platform, designed to make it easier for developers and the general public to interact with the Council.
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Draft GLP recommends incentives for developers
20 February - Establishing performance-related refunds on planning fees for developers is one recommendation of the draft Greater Launceston Plan, aimed at facilitating more development in Launceston.
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Have your say on the draft GLP
We're currently consulting the community on the draft Greater Launceston Plan. Here's how you can get involved...
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What Northern Tasmania is saying about the GLP
20 February - We're consulting the Northern Tasmanian community on the draft Greater Launceston Plan. Here's what you've said so far...
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Hawk Walks return for 2014
20 February - The first Chilli Hawk Walk for 2014 will be held tomorrow, Friday 21 February, starting at City Park at 6.15pm.
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Should we return to two-way streets in the CBD?
19 February - One-way streets in the heart of Launceston could be returned to two-way road systems under recommendations in the Draft Greater Launceston Plan.
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Sharland Map brought into digital age
In 1826, the settlement of Launceston was just 20 years old and the town boasted a population of around 2000 people.
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Josef Chromy wine scholarship up for grabs
28 January - The Launceston City Council and Josef Chromy Wines are searching for a Launceston resident to undertake a four-week winery scholarship, which will see the successful applicant travelling to Napa in California.
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Australia Day Awards announced
January 26 - The Launceston City Council has announced its Australia Day Awards...
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News archive 2013

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