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New wind farm approval

Development. A Tasmanian property developer and owner has approval to build a wind farm at Port Latta. The wind farm will have seven turbines, standing at a maximum height of 180 metres, with capacity to generate up to 25 megawatts of electricity. Circular Head Council assessed the planning application by Nekon against the Circular Head …

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Expansion. Temma mine

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals has approval to expand an existing mine at Temma. Circular Head Council made the unanimous decision at its August meeting.  The mine at Blackwater Road produces silica flour on land owned by Sustainable Timber Tasmania. Operating since 2008, the lease covers an area of 3377 hectares which is zoned Rural Resource. The …

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Fonterra. Milk price

Fonterra Australia has increased its farmgate milk price by 13 cents per kilogram of milk solids for the 2018-19 season. The increase brings the average milk price up to $5.98 per kilogram of milk solids, while the forecast closing milk price range has decreased from $6.20 to $6.10 per kilogram of milk solids. Fonterra managing …

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Pretty in pink

Support. The smell of a sausage sizzle will waft through Smithton tomorrow, why not stop by for a bite? Perry’s Quality Meats is taking part in The Pink Butcher campaign throughout October, an initiative of the Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australian Meat Industry Council. “We have all had people who have been through …

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Passion for learning

Volunteer. Lynne Mahoney is like many, a lifelong learner.  This appetite for knowledge inspires others around her to think curiously and creatively. The Smithton Library volunteer was recognised by the Department of Education at the Together We Inspire awards as joint winner of the Volunteer of the Year. A career at TasTAFE and, prior to …

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Host of honours 

Presentation. As the reigning Tasmanian Tidy Town, Smithton hosted the state Keep Australia Beautiful Awards on Friday.  The town was crowned the state title in 2017 – following Stanley in 2016 – before taking the national accolade earlier this year.  Held at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, representatives from around the state filled …

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Cuppa with the PM

Meeting. On Friday, the Chronicle sat down with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to talk about his visit to Circular Head. Starting his morning by climbing the Stanley Nut, the PM made his way to Smithton to meet with the Chronicle’s Janelle McGowan. Taking some time out at Time Out on Emmett, the PM sat down to his curried scallop …

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Dog park proposal proceeds

Project. Our four-pawed pals may soon have a safe place to play in Smithton.  Circular Head Council will apply to the Tasmanian Community Fund to contribute to establishing a dog park at Fossey Street.  At the last monthly meeting, councillors made the unanimous decision to transform the park into a place for all.  The council …

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Council election

Vote. Circular Head, these are your new council candidates. Councillor candidates Norman Berechree, Hellyer Gerard Blizzard, Smithton Alyssia Coates, Forest Kathleen Ettlin, Smithton Brad Gawne, Smithton Tony Hine, Smithton Stafford Ives-Heres, Marrawah Peter Johnston, Stanley Betty Kay, Scotchtown John Oldaker, Redpa Ashley Popowski, Smithton Daryl Quilliam, Smithton Rebecca Tyers, Montagu David Woodward, Smithton Mayor candidates John …

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Anzac memorial trail

Project. A memorial trail honouring Circular Head’s 84 fallen World War One veterans will be built in Smithton. The trail, around the perimeter of Anzac Park, is made possible thanks to $5595 from the federal government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grant will allow for the purchase of plaques placed in front of individual trees …

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