Draft. Community plans

Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard councils have released a series of community plans for a period of public consultation. Both councils endorsed the draft Community Health and Wellbeing Plan, Age-Friendly Communities Plan and Youth Plan (YPLAN) for public consultation at their respective council meetings in September. The plans are a major planning initiative to provide a …

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Budget. Swimming support for Redpa

Redpa Primary School students will be able to access the Learn to Swim program with $1500 assistance from Circular Head Council. While the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre remains under construction, students in grades three to six have travelled as far as Devonport for swimming lessons following the closure of the Circular Head War Memorial …

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Budget. Savings,  updated estimates

An amendment to the 2018-19 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates will be made following the unanimous decision by Circular Head Council at its September monthly meeting.  Funds from the bridge redevelopment project on Reemans Road, Mella will be redistributed to the bridge at Sedgy Creek on Backline Road, Forest.  The Reemans Road works were recently …

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Fees. Smithton wharf

Circular Head Council will amend the fee structure of the Smithton Wharf to provide flexibility for users. At the monthly meeting last week, councillors discussed and unanimously voted to change to a new payment system. Fees and charges for the berthing of commercial and recreation vessels were set by the Strategic Projects Office when the …

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Trial. Arthur River rubbish

New wheelie bins will be trialled at Arthur River to combat litter. Councillor Ashley Popowski proposed a motion in February, seeking street-side rubbish bins to be provided within the town for day visitors. In the following months, workshop discussion continued before the motion was unanimously passed at the October meeting last week. “This is the …

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New wind farm approval

Development. A Tasmanian property developer and owner has approval to build a wind farm at Port Latta. The wind farm will have seven turbines, standing at a maximum height of 180 metres, with capacity to generate up to 25 megawatts of electricity. Circular Head Council assessed the planning application by Nekon against the Circular Head …

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Expansion. Temma mine

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals has approval to expand an existing mine at Temma. Circular Head Council made the unanimous decision at its August meeting.  The mine at Blackwater Road produces silica flour on land owned by Sustainable Timber Tasmania. Operating since 2008, the lease covers an area of 3377 hectares which is zoned Rural Resource. The …

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Dog park proposal proceeds

Project. Our four-pawed pals may soon have a safe place to play in Smithton.  Circular Head Council will apply to the Tasmanian Community Fund to contribute to establishing a dog park at Fossey Street.  At the last monthly meeting, councillors made the unanimous decision to transform the park into a place for all.  The council …

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Drought donation

Appeal. Circular Head Council has presented $4000 to the Red Cross to assist drought-stricken communities in New South Wales and Queensland. Council resolved to donate to the appeal at its August monthly meeting. “We spoke about the best thing to do and we wanted to make sure the money went to the people and we …

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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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