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 …

3 weeks ago 0

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 …

2 months ago 0

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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Montagu camping rates

Fees. Circular Head Council has amended its Montagu Park Recreation Reserve fees following feedback from community members.  A public meeting was held last week after a rise in rates was met with criticism. The council proposed an increase in fees to $20 per night, $100 for the week, $250 for a month’s stay and $600 …

3 months ago 0

Challenging drought

Appeal. Circular Head Council has challenged Local Government Association of Tasmania councils to match its donation to drought stricken communities. At the local monthly meeting last Thursday, councillors voted unanimously to contribute $4000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal. Council also put the call out to local community groups and businesses …

3 months ago 0

Start your barbie

Competition. Master the art of barbecuing this Art About Town month. Tying in with the ‘On the Farm’ theme, a BBQ Master Class and Beef Off will be held in Smithton in September. Hosted in partnership with the Tasmanian BBQ Society and Circular Head Council, the master class is an opportunity to polish your barbecuing …

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