Environmental regulation bill released

Finfish. The state government has released the Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Bill 2017. The bill follows the release of the draft Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry earlier this month. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff says the bill will further strengthen and consolidate finfish farming environmental regulations. The bill includes the …

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At last Thursday evening’s council meeting, Councillor David Woodward requested consideration be given, including a costing, to the installation of a fence around the off lead dog area in Fossey Street, Smithton. He said some pet owners are afraid to use the site fearing their dogs would stray onto the road. The matter is to …

1 year ago

Art to the fore this September

Event. There’s a party in Smithton, would you like to come? Then bring your friends and join the fun! Tomorrow from 5pm, join others for a festival in the main street of Smithton to kick off the Art About Town festivities. Live music will spill out from Time Out on Emmett where there will be …

1 year ago

Dairy upgrade

Investment. Moon Lake Investments will spend $2.7 million upgrading The Gums Dairy on the company’s Woolnorth property. Equipment supplier Daviesway won the tender to replace the existing 50 bail rotary with a new 60 bail rotary platform, expanding the dairy’s potential output by 20 per cent. Work is due to start in November, weather permitting, with …

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Devonport strikes Smithton

NWH. The Smithton Saints were unlucky to register a defeat against Devonport in the North West Hockey Semi Final at Meercroft Park on Friday. Finishing the season at second on the ladder, the young Saints met the league’s leaders in a fight to claim a home Grand Final. Met by tough umpiring and strong opponents, …

1 year ago

Recognising excellence in science

STEM. The Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards for science, technology, engineering and maths are officially open for nominations. Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson said, “Tasmania has been at the forefront of scientific research in Australia for a long time – while having only 2.4 per cent of the population, we are home to 4.2 …

1 year ago

Learner rider

Speeding. A learner motorcyclist clocked travelling 180 kilometres per hour on the Bass Highway, Smithton has had his motorbike seized for 28 days. At 4.45pm on Friday, officers from the Western District Road Safety Task Force detected a grey 2009 Hyosung GT650 motorcycle travelling at high speeds near Backline Road. The rider, a 24-year-old Smithton man, …

1 year ago

Social licence: Petuna

Salmon. Petuna Aquaculture has assured commercial north west fishermen the company will listen and respond to any concerns regarding their traditional fishing grounds should it decide to go ahead with plans to farm salmon in the area. The company also made it clear that any decision to develop a salmon farm in the region was …

1 year ago

Irishtown, Mustangs through

CHHA. In a close Circular Head Hockey Association Preliminary Final clash, Irishtown secured a victory over Mustangs to earn the Grand Final spot. In Division Three, the tables were turned as Mustangs earned the win over Irishtown. Division Two proceedings began locked in the midfield before a turnover allowed Irishtown to move into attack however …

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