Small grants scheme

Funding. Circular Head Council has granted three organisations with funding in round one of the Community Small Grants Scheme for the 2018-19 financial year. Twice yearly the council considers requests for grants from community groups for projects and activities that contribute to the development and promotion of the community including through minor works, culture and …

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Alternative heating

Update. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre will utilise woodchips to fuel a biomass system for its heating source. This will be supplemented by solar hot water fitted to the roof of the new Nelson Street facility. Circular Head Council recently awarded HeatWise Solutions the heating system contract following a tender process. The New Zealand …

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Investment plan

Funding. Circular Head Council will table the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates as well as the Rates Resolution for 2018-19 at its monthly meeting tonight. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said balancing the cost of living with increasing financial pressure is a priority for council.  “This has been a challenge but I believe we have …

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Capturing farm life

Creativity. Explore life on the farm in landscapes, portraits or stills this year as Art About Town takes a field trip. The annual event, hosted by Circular Head Council, will this year follow an agricultural theme. “We’re hoping by using the On The Farm theme it will bring some relevance to the community, make art …

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Grant application help

Workshop. Regional Development Australia will host a free grant writing workshop in Smithton next month. Open to local government, community groups, sporting clubs and volunteer organisations, the workshop will cover the basics of applying for a grant and what makes a strong application. Run by the RDA Tasmania committee, the local workshop will be held Wednesday …

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Drugs, alcohol seminar

Session. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host two information sessions on drugs and alcohol in the workplace next week. With guest speakers Michael Bailey, Janelle Whitehouse and Abbey George, the sessions will cover law, policy, consultation and implementation, testing, prescribed medications, implications and the cost to business. The free workshops will be …

4 months ago 0

Lane Park ownership 

Legislation. Circular Head Council has developed a policy position on the takeover of private roads. At the monthly meeting on Thursday, councillors noted legislation which requires private owners to upgrade private roads to council’s minimum standard before takeover. At the previous monthly meeting, councillors received and noted a request from local residents to obtain the …

5 months ago 0
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Noise worries

Roadside. Local property owners have raised concerns about potential noise pollution near their homes. Circular Head Council will install new flagpoles at the roundabout on Bass Highway in Smithton, however the flags must not disrupt local residents and businesses. The proposed project, discussed at last month’s council meeting, will see eight new flagpoles at the …

5 months ago 0

Path considerations 

Petition. A request by local residents for a footpath along John Street and Carnac Court will be considered in Circular Head Council’s 2018-19 budget.  A petition, lodged by Peter Smith, cited safety concerns for residents and pedestrians in the request. Noting uneven nature strips, blind corners and the narrowness of the road when vehicles are …

5 months ago 0

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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