Rural roads

Debate. Circular Head Council will develop a policy position on its takeover of private roads following a request from a group of Smithton residents. Lane Park is a gravel driveway under private ownership which leads to a subdivision off Montagu Road, home to six properties. The driveway crosses a series of right-of-way intersections forming a …

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Cost debate

Debate. Circular Head Council reluctantly adopted the Open Space Sport and Recreation Plan at its recent monthly meeting. Hesitant to move the motion due to lack of outlined costings, councillors discussed the plan and noted its associated documents including the Smithton Recreation Ground Master Plan and Stanley Recreation Ground Master Plan. A draft of the plan …

4 weeks ago 0

Street, court concerns

Petition. Circular Head Council has received a petition requesting a footpath to be installed from John Street to at least Carnac Court, Smithton. The petition, lodged by Peter Smith, was received by general manager Scott Riley and noted at the March council meeting. Containing 74 signatures, the petition cites safety concerns for residents and pedestrians …

4 weeks ago 0
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Small grants scheme

Funding. Community groups and individuals are invited to apply for round one of the Community Small Grants Scheme for the 2018-19 financial year. The Circular Head Council scheme comprises four categories: minor works, culture and events, health and wellbeing, and sport and recreation. Applications close on Friday April 6. Forms are available from the council offices …

1 month ago 0

A-plus for career

Role. The new director of Works Plus with Circular Head Council, Lee Partridge is keeping true to her values. Completing her education at Hellyer College in Burnie, Lee spent part of her childhood living across the north west coast before moving to Queensland where she has spent more than a decade working with the Department …

2 months ago 0

Gymnastics is a go

Funding. Circular Head Gymnastics Club is all set to somersault into its new season. Hosting an open day on Saturday, politicians were in attendance to make an election commitment to the club: a re-elected Liberal government will provide $50,000 towards the construction of a purpose built facility. Community members recently came together to form the …

2 months ago 0

Lighting up sports

Grant. Circular Head Council has received funding to provide additional lighting at the Smithton tennis and netball courts. The state government Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program will provide $34,500 towards the project, funding two new light towers at the courts on the corner of Nelson and Havelock streets. Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon, …

3 months ago 0
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Future planning feedback

Opinion. Circular Head Council is using the latest technology to seek feedback on the preparation of its 25 year Central Area Development Plans for Smithton and Stanley. In a joint project with Waratah-Wynyard Council, the plan is about ensuring the councils have a longterm strategy for planning, development and investment. Council has established an online …

3 months ago 0

Celebration of community

Event. Circular Head Council recognised the Australia Day Award recipients at a celebration evening held at Tall Timbers last Thursday. The annual awards honour the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. This year, Tony Hine and Kim Kay were announced as dual Citizen of the Year …

3 months ago 0

Stanley’s new exhibition hall

Funding. Circular Head Council has received funding approval from the Tasmanian Community Fund to go towards the demolition and replacement of the current Exhibition Hall at Stanley Recreation Ground. At the first general meeting of the council for the year, councillors voted unanimously to amend the 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates to include $110,000 …

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