The Meander Valley Council was created on 2nd April, 1993 from the merger of the former Municipalities of Deloraine and Westbury and covers an area of 3,821 square kilometres, extending from Paramatta Creek in the West to Prospect Vale in the East, and from Birralee in the North to Liena in the South.
Meander Valley is a very large and diverse municipal area offering a range of lifestyle opportunities. It ranges from the mountainous areas of the Great Western Tiers and World Heritage Areas in the west, extensive areas of forest and productive lands, historic towns and villages, urban suburb of Launceston, small businesses and major businesses such as Federal Country Club Casino and Tasmanian Alkaloids.
The municipality offers convenient access to the North East and North West coasts. Our Eastern urban centres of Prospect Vale, Hadspen, Carrick and Westbury are only a short drive from the centre of the North's regional city Launceston where there are major regional facilities such as the University of Tasmania, Launceston General Hospital, Institute of TAFE, Australian Maritime College and Launceston Airport. Our major western urban centre of Deloraine is only 30 minutes drive from the centre of Devonport where there are also major recreational facilities.
Lifestyle opportunities range from urban, country town and village living, rural residential, rural and alternative lifestyle retreats. The Meander Valley has tremendous outdoor recreation assets, a strong arts and crafts community, active community involvement and many community facilities.
We also have many special events with two of these in particular having national recognition in Agfest, one of Australia's largest regional agricultural field days which is held in the first week of May each year, and the Tasmanian Craft Fair, one of Australia's largest arts and craft festivals which is held in the first week of November each year.