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Dairy. Milk price

Saputo Dairy Australia has announced a step up in its farmgate milk price to $5.95 per kilogram milk solids from $5.75 for the 2018-19 season.  The increase applies to suppliers of Saputo Dairy Australia and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in the Southern Milk Region.  The payment applies to all milk supplied by current suppliers from …

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Budget. Savings,  updated estimates

An amendment to the 2018-19 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates will be made following the unanimous decision by Circular Head Council at its September monthly meeting.  Funds from the bridge redevelopment project on Reemans Road, Mella will be redistributed to the bridge at Sedgy Creek on Backline Road, Forest.  The Reemans Road works were recently …

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Fees. Smithton wharf

Circular Head Council will amend the fee structure of the Smithton Wharf to provide flexibility for users. At the monthly meeting last week, councillors discussed and unanimously voted to change to a new payment system. Fees and charges for the berthing of commercial and recreation vessels were set by the Strategic Projects Office when the …

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Trial. Arthur River rubbish

New wheelie bins will be trialled at Arthur River to combat litter. Councillor Ashley Popowski proposed a motion in February, seeking street-side rubbish bins to be provided within the town for day visitors. In the following months, workshop discussion continued before the motion was unanimously passed at the October meeting last week. “This is the …

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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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