Government to appeal decision

Tracks. The state government has decided to appeal the recent Federal Court decision relating to four-wheel drive access in the Arthur-Pieman. On March 1, the Federal Court ruled against the reopening of closed tracks due to rich Aboriginal heritage values in the area. At the time, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said …

3 years ago

Sandy Cape threat

Fire. Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) issued a bushfire ‘Watch and Act’ alert for Sandy Cape last Thursday due to the ‘Mawbanna’ fire’s uncontrolled nature at the time. Blazing since January 14, the fire extends from Mawbanna in a south-west direction to Norfolk Range. According to the TFS website, the main fire has burned in forested …

3 years ago

Hope lives here

Event. The biennial Relay for Life was held in Smithton over the weekend and the Circular Head community has once again shown its worth. Community members gathered for the 24-hour relay walk, sharing in the atmosphere and helping to raise just over $73,000 to date for the Cancer Council’s research and services. Butterfly Kisses was the …

3 years ago
http://www.chchronicle.com.au/advertisements/local-directory-web-strip/

Secure homes

Crime. Tasmania Police urges community members to secure their homes and not become an ‘easy target’ at Easter. Detective Inspector Ian Whish-Wilson said that burglary is a largely opportunistic crime. “Ultimately, burglary is an opportunistic crime which occurs when ‘easy targets’ exist such as unlocked or unsecured property. Property owners can deter those crimes from occurring,” …

3 years ago

Arthur-Pieman track decision

The Federal Court ruling on the Arthur Pieman tracks has left myself and many others in the community both frustrated and disappointed. The Liberal Government made a commitment to upgrade and open tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area for local recreational users and tourists for the use of four-wheel drive and other vehicles. While I …

3 years ago

A message from CRSP

Road safety. If you’re taking a road trip to be with family or friends to celebrate this Easter season, the Circular Head Community Road Safety Committee wishes you a safe trip. Take extra care and be patient while driving.  There is not only additional holiday traffic on the roads, there are caravans, boats and trailers that …

3 years ago

Community grants

Apply. Community organisations can benefit from funding of one-off cash payments of up to $10,000 with applications now open for the 2016 ‘Our Neighbourhood Community Grants’ program. The program recognises the important role smaller charities and community groups play across the country in building connections for people who are excluded or isolated. Grants will be awarded …

3 years ago
http://www.chchronicle.com.au/advertisements/tall-timbers-web-strip/

Honey stores

Business. Despite rumours to the contrary, Blue Hills Honey is not closing. The Mawbanna business has been hugely impacted by the bushfires that began more than two months ago, but according to managing director Nicola Charles it will not stop operations. “It will take more than the largest fire in Tasmanian written history to close our …

3 years ago

GARDEN CLIPPINGS – March

SEDUMS [see-dums] A very easy, versatile, low care, succulent plant for gardens is the sedum, belonging to the Crassulaceae family and with over 600 species found in the Northern Hemisphere they have the common name of stonecrops. A range of different forms are available from annuals, perennials, creeping herbs to shrubs and semi-shrubs and coming …

3 years ago

Road closures

Update. Following assessment of current public roads closed in the Circular Head area as a result of recent fire activity, the majority of roads have been opened to the public with the exception of: • Sumac Road from Lake Chisholm Road turn-off South; • Rapid River Road from the intersection with Sumac Road to the intersection with Tayatea …

3 years ago