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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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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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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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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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