The Vision for Break O’Day to 2035

'To pursue a proactive approach to guiding economic growth and sustainable development through encouraging private investment and employment opportunities, while recognising the rural landscape and environmental features of the Municipality."

           Aims of the Municipal Management Plan:

      "The Break O’Day Municipal Management Plan will guide economic growth and sustainable development within the region over the next 20 years. The aims of the Plan are to:

 Ensure that future development in the Municipality is undertaken in a strategic and integrated manner.

 Establish priorities for works over a 10-20 year period in order to provide appropriate infrastructure for residents and visitors to the area.

 Promote ongoing tourism while acknowledging and protecting the values of the natural environment; Improve the physical appearance and functionality and livability of the towns.

 Encourage economic growth and future prosperity of the Municipality.

 Provide a comprehensive strategic planning document that will provide an action plan to achieve the identified priorities."

              Next Meeting:


                 General Meeting

           Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 11 am

                 at the Hillcrest Tourist Park.

     Guest Speaker:      TBA

..........................................................................................................................   Meet the new committee            


AGM 2019 - October 27, 2019


Notice of the annual general meeting of the SHPPA St Helens.

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of the association. The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: 27/10/2019

Time: 11 am.

Place: The Recreation Room at the Hillcrest Tourist Park, Chimney Heights, 7216


At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:

  • find out about the SHPPAs operations and finances.

  • ask questions about the operations and finances.

  • speak about any items on the agenda.

  • vote on any resolutions proposed.

At the meeting, the members will be asked to vote to:

  • accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting.

  • accept the annual report.

  • accept the annual financial statements.

  • elect the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members.

  • appoint the Public Officer.


 Download your nomination  form here:




.Roles descriptions of SHPPA Office Bearers:  (DRAFT)


Meeting- February 28, 2019-guest speaker:

       Councilor & Mayor- Break O'Day, Mr Mick Tucker

Mayor BOD, Mr Mick Tucker addressed the meeting and shared the BODC and his personal vision on

the interesting topic of our future.

" If we could time travel into the future, what would

St Helens and our immediate neighbourhood look like

in the year 2029? "


He was referencing the Municipal Management Plan* developed by our Council in June 2016, which

comprehensively looks at considerations for the future,

and projected his personal vision as the head of our local Government. 

This meeting has set the scene for the future focus of

our 2019 meetings and beyond.


For a link to the Municipal Management Plan 


                   *Click here































Refer to the full MMP for more interesting

    & detailed information.

  Link to Mick Tucker's speech on February 24, 2019













     Snippets from the Municipal Management Plan:

 Size - the population is relatively small, at just over 6000 persons in 2011.

 Growth - the period 2001-2006 was one of growth but the population was largely static between 2006 and 2011.

 Location - the population is focused in coastal locations (home to 76% of residents). St Helens/Stieglitz is the major regional centre (with 45% of the population); other main centres are St Marys (13%) and Scamander (12%).

 Holiday homes - represent around 38% of dwellings (1607). The downturn in the economy over the last 3 years has seen a number of holiday houses being put on the market.

 The population is ageing. In the last 10 years persons aged 55 and over increased from 31% of the population to 41% in 2011. Reflecting this ageing, the median age increased from 43 years in 2001 to 49 years in 2011. This is higher than broader state-wide trends which show that in the last 10 years persons aged 55 and over increased from 23% of the Tasmanian population in 2001 to 29% in 2011. The median age in Tasmania has also increased in the last 10 years, from 36 in 2001 to 40 in 2011.

 The number of younger persons (aged 25-44 years) and families have been leaving the area. This trend has accelerated in the 5 years to 2011. Departures are primarily related to education requirements and limited full-time jobs in the region.

 The average household size has declined from 2.3 persons to 2.1 persons.

 Labour force participation rates are generally lower than other areas, reflecting this older age structure of the population (including some early retirement).

          Bushfire season 2019/20







ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?         Click here

                        Break O'Day
Coastal Lagoon Assessment Report                         Chimney's Lagoon, Stieglitz


                  Agenda & Minutes


           for meeting February 2020:

          Agenda: coming soon    





              Minutes of the October meeting & AGM 2019





               Agenda  of the October meeting and AGM 2019


               Minutes of the August meeting:                       


                Agenda of the August meeting:


               Minutes of the June meeting:   


                Agenda of the June meeting:

                 Minutes of the Executive Meeting:

                 May 29, 2019


                Minutes of the April meeting:


                Minutes of the February meeting:



                Agenda of the February meeting:


                Minutes of October meetings:


Agendas for the meeting & AGM

October 28,  2018


Minutes for the meeting

August 25,  2018


Agenda for the meeting

August 26,  2018


Agenda for the meeting

June 24,  2018


Agenda for the meeting

April 29,  2018


MInutes for the meeting

April 29,  2018


Agenda for the meeting

February 25, 2018


Agenda & minutes from

meeting December 10, 2017



Agenda  & minutes

for meeting October 292017:



Agenda & minutes from meeting

August 27, 2017:



Agenda for meeting

June 24, 2017:


Minutes from meeting 

April 24, 2017:



Minutes from meeting 

February 28, 2017:


Minutes for meeting December 11, 2016 :

AGENDA for meeting December 11, 2016 :

Minutes s from meeting 30 October 2016 :

Agenda for meeting 30 October

2016 :

Minutes August 28, 2016 :




August meeting: Guest Speakers Cllr Barry Lefevre  & 


                                                   Howard Jones







Both Barry and Howard have a wealth of experience and knowledge in many of the key areas of interest in Georges Bay. Between them, they will be able to answer

your questions ranging from the barway to dredging to water quality and bay health to changes in the bay over time to where and when to bag a decent garfish.


   Link to Howard's speech click here

Meeting June 25, 2019, guest speaker:

General Manager BODC,  John Brown. 

for a summary of John's informative and interesting presentation please refer to the June meeting minutes.           

Meeting April 28, 2019

                          Guest Speaker: Ms Linda Overend

                          A/Parks & Reserves Manager - NE Coast

                          Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service

                           Link to Linda's presentation click below.

New Hospital for St Helens

An informative and very professionally conducted session was held on April 20th at the Portland Hall explaining everything we need to know about this project at this point. The staff of the DHHS, the local hospital administrator and representatives of the BODC did a great job in answering the questions asked by the community concerning the new hospital.  If you missed this informative session, click on the file below for some basic facts about the planned project. The new hospital is scheduled to open in May, 2019.

       Upcoming Meeting Dates.            Agendas  and  Minutes  

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                       Our Meetings


Bi-monthly meetings are held at the Hillcrest Tourist Park at Chimney Heights commencing at 11 am.


    Get involved!

  Forward Planning       -    Determining our priorities 2018 and beyond.

                                                             Check the results  here:

Strategic Plan 2016-2026  Draft only

 for discussion by the committee & membership.

Draft    -     Strategic Planning SHPPA 2016 -2026         "Thoughtstarters"

                                                                                click me


Our Committee  elected 27/10/2019


Current active SubCommitees. 


  • Linemarking - Repair  -      completed!


  • Our Bay, our Town, our Future  - P Werner & Comm.


  • Aerodrome Hill Footpath  Construction  - Committee


  • Stieglitz Beach BBQ   - Committee -    completed June 2017


  • Parnella Heights Landslip Project (Georges Bay Walk/Cycle Track Project) - Ann Taylor / Peter Werner  - completed.       





 Beth Berridge    Sheree Archer        Vacant              Dick Ruse                Committee members       

 President                Secretary        Vice President            Treasurer    Janette Drew - Garry Farrant - Janet Smith 

                                                                                 Public Officers





  • Election of the new committee: Beth Berridge -President,  Vacant Vice President,  Sheree Archer -SecretaryDick RuseTreasurer & Public Officer, Gary Farrant - Janette Drew,- Janet Smith Committee Members

  •  For discussion: Roles descriptions of SHPPA Office Bearers:  (DRAFT)   



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Contact Details:            or    send us a mail:

Phone us on: 63763130  or    email us:









Current membership fees:     $10/family



Membership payments options:


By Cheque made out to:

SHPPASTHELENS Inc."      send to SHPPA, 17 Parnella Dr., Parnella 7216



By direct deposit: 


Bendigo Bank St Helens Branch:     BSB   633-000


                                            Account  156527202


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