Wind farm

Session. UPC Renewables Australia, the company proposing the development of renewable energy parks at Jim’s Plain and Robbins Island, is organising a drop in session in Smithton for interested community members. The proposed energy parks have an aggregated output potential of between 600 and 1000 megawatts. The Robbins Island project will also include significant infrastructure, …

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Racquets at the ready

Tennis. Novice or experienced, grab a racquet and find out what all the racket is about. The Smithton Tennis Club is inviting new and existing members to the courts for a social hit and barbecue on Friday October 6 from 5.30pm before the season commences the following week. Offering A and B Grade men’s and …

1 year ago

Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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Driving economic growth

Infrastructure. Established in 1962, Stoney Point Creek Bridge has carried vehicles for more than half a century. Now, Circular Head Council will replace the landmark with the assistance of a federal grant through the Bridges Renewal Programme. Mayor Daryl Quilliam says the 50 per cent funding will allow council to carry out the replacement ahead …

1 year ago

Tourism mentors, workshop

Marketing. A team of tourism consultants will be in Smithton from next week to help locals looking to enter or excel in the field. The group from Kingthing Marketing will host free mentoring sessions and workshops, open to anyone interested in starting a tourism business or those with established tourism businesses in Circular Head. Business …

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Tougher laws for evaders

Crime. Police evaders will now face tougher penalties with new state government laws coming into operation last week. Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding said incidents of evading police have risen from 474 to 1790 over the last four years.   He said the penalties have been increased to a higher level that …

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Auxiliary’s 40 years

Anniversary. Early next month marks 40 years since the Emmerton Park Auxiliary first started working together to make the lives of others that much better. October 6, 1977 saw the initial meeting organised to form a  to support the establishment of a nursing home in the former Wybia Motel. Nineteen ladies attended that meeting, along …

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Mayor’s slippery slope

Hwy. A concerned resident has contacted the Chronicle questioning the local mayor’s judgment on a recent action. The resident says the mayor organised for a digger to dig a trench along the side of the Bass Highway, Smithton towards Marrawah. “He then cut an amount of plastic drums in half and placed them in the …

1 year ago

Labor ACPA promise

APCA. Labor state and federal leaders were in Smithton on Saturday to meet with locals and announce a funding commitment ahead of the next state and federal elections. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay, joined by state Opposition Leader Rebecca White and MP Shane Broad, committed $2.29 million towards improved management and protection of the Arthur-Pieman …

1 year ago

Rally to seek answers

Event. Craig Harvey, a delegate for the National Union of Workers, is frustrated by Murray Goulburn Co-Operative and demanding answers. “The whole co-op is in disarray at the moment,” he says. “There are a lot of distressed workers at Edith Creek. We’re not getting answers from anyone, the co-op, the government, the working group. “Whether …

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