Dumb ratepayers

We attended a council meeting on Monday night for the special purpose of the proposed pool site. What a joke! How our mayor let a member of the public disrespect a councillor is beyond us. We weren’t there to listen to childish bullying antics. Then to have councillor Trevor Spinks imply that all those who …

5 years ago

Pool meeting

Monday night I attended a special meeting about Circular Head Aquatic Leisure Centre. I was appalled and disappointed to hear councillor Trevor Spinks talk about the petition that was put around April 27, 2012 to shops around town. I am not opposed to us having a new pool, just the site the council have chosen …

5 years ago

Councillors’ row

Feud. The public clashing of councillors Jeanie Murrell and Rodney Hardy came to a head on Monday night when husband Joe Murrell asked if the council condones abuse. He was asserting that there had been a year-long tirade of negative comments Cr Hardy had sporadically made about fellow councillors on his Facebook page. He raised …

5 years ago
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New pool claims

Pool. Circular Head councillor Rod Hardy had a go at Council on his Facebook page last week about a “secreted” report on the Smithton War Memorial Pool. He said he had heard there was a report released in 2009 that stated the pool in its current position and condition was sound and did not require …

5 years ago

No parks, no shop

Business. Stanley businessman Mark Bishop has expressed his disappointment at the Circular Head Council and its approach to development in the area. Mr Bishop said that a potential business is not operating out of Stanley, but instead in Queensland, because of the council’s handling of the situation and its use of an outdated planning scheme. …

5 years ago

More parks

Vehicles. Nelson Street will soon be home to a new parking lot, between Smithton Christian Fellowship and St Vincent De Paul Society. Twenty-one parking spaces, including one disability car park, are expected to be ready for use by the end of July, weather permitting. Work began at the site last month. Circular Head general manager …

5 years ago

Not worth the wait

Permits. All Scott Wardrop wants is somewhere safe to park his three taxis. Just recently, two were vandalised in under a week. He asked Circular Head Council what he would need to do to have a shed built in his Smithton yard, and how soon it could be done. He was told to submit a …

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Freedom camping in Stanley

Camping. Expressions of interest are wanted for the establishment and operation of a freedom camping area for recreational vehicles at Stanley. Circular Head Council general manager Greg Winton said that the council has done a comprehensive review of the areas available for camping by recreational vehicles, and it resulted in a number of proposed solutions. …

5 years ago 1

Fantastic paths

So many people like to complain or put down our local councils for what they do or do not do. I’m writing to say what a fantastic job Circular Head Council has done with all the footpaths and crossings at every street corner. I’m in an electric wheelchair and come down to your fine town …

5 years ago
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