Plans for puppy park

Project. A place where our four-legged friends can play and owners can chat, is what a group of locals is proposing for Smithton. In recent months, the group has been meeting with Circular Head Council to discuss the potential for a dog park in Smithton. Next week, they will put forth a formal proposal and …

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Where’s Olly?

Muse. An icon on the streets of Smithton, the tale of Olly will be new to many. Loved by owner Frances Joyce and partner Tim Broom, two-year-old Olly is a mischievous but loyal companion. As the subject of many a mural around town, the English staffy keeps a watchful eye on passersby, featuring in the …

1 month ago 0

Making a statement

Support. Smithton local Joanna Jolly may be feeling the chill on her newly shaved head but in her heart, she is filled with warmth. Last month, Jo took part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise awareness of the hardships that cancer sufferers and their families face. Her three-year-old daughter watched on and even helped …

3 months ago 0
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Conditional approval for new bank

Progress. Bendigo Bank has officially announced that it will partner with the local steering committee to establish the Community Bank branch in Smithton. The committee has worked over the last four years to bring a Community Bank to Smithton, and the latest formal approval was received following a review of the written business case which …

5 months ago 0

Proud as punch

Award. Our spectacular Smithton has been named the tidiest town of them all. Each year Keep Australia Beautiful searches for the country’s tidiest town, based on more than just clean streets. This year, representatives from Circular Head were in South Australia when the announcement was made at the 2018 Australian Tidy Towns Awards, an event …

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History for the future

Vision. A meeting will be held next month to discuss the future of the Circular Head Heritage Centre. The museum in King Street, Smithton was closed indefinitely in May last year due to building hazards which were deemed unsafe for visitors. During this time, the museum’s collection which holds more than 5000 artefacts and 10,000 …

1 year ago

May day record

Rain. Smithton and Marrawah have recorded their wettest day in May. Heavy rain fell in much of the state’s north west, north and upper east coast on the weekend. In the 24 hours from 9am Friday to Saturday, the heaviest falls were in the north, including 62 millimetres at Smithton, 50mm at Marrawah and 38mm …

1 year ago
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Nelson Street

Traffic. Following discussion into the proposed reduction of the speed limit on Nelson Street in Smithton the area will undergo biannual monitoring. Councillor David Woodward requested the speed limit be reduced from 60 kilometres per hour to 50km/h between the roundabout and traffic lights at Circular Head Council’s meeting in February. Further discussion led to this …

1 year ago

Legendairy Smithton

Doco. To celebrate the success of its Legendairy program, Dairy Australia has launched a documentary showcasing the dairy farmers and regional communities around the country that participated in last year’s inaugural program. Smithton was named the Legendairy Capital of Tasmania in 2015, going on to compete for the national title which was taken out by …

2 years ago

Project can launch

Funding. Circular Head Boat Club has been granted $7000 for upgrades of the Smithton marina precinct. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced the funds on Sunday as part of the ‘Stronger Communities Programme’, which funds small capital projects that deliver social benefits. Circular Head Boat Club commodore Joe Murrell said the funding would assist …

2 years ago
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