It is unbelievable that Christmas is almost upon us again.
This year has been a difficult year for many in our community, both for our businesses in town, farmers, tourist operators and some forestry contractors and workers.
With some of these showing signs of recovery, we can look forward to a brighter 2014.
The new Shree Minerals mine at Nelson Bay, is now in operation thanks to many in our community who attended protest rallies in Marrawah, Smithton, Burnie and Tullah. I am sure this helped the project to be approved and start operating. This mine has already seen an influx of families move into our district, which is very pleasing.
I also look forward to Ta Ann and Britton Timbers building their new premises as a result of funding from the Federal Government.
It will also be great to see gas coming to Smithton hopefully early in the New Year, which will be of great benefit to businesses such as Tasmanian Dairy Products.
I wish all Circular Head residents a Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year.
This Christmas I would encourage you all to make this year a family event as our families are our greatest asset.
Please be careful on our roads as we visit our friends and Look Out For Your Mates – do not drink and drive and remember speed limits are not a challenge but a limit.
For those visiting the Arthur-Pieman region, with a new sealed road, beware of the wildlife in this region to limit road kill. Have a great break and be ready for another great year.
Mayor Daryl Quilliam