Sounds abound

Music. An event filled with mystery, Sounds Around Town will take you on an adventure for the senses. As part of Art About Town month, a walking tour through Smithton will arrive at six unique locations with six surprise artists. Circular Head Council youth and community officer Jodie Saville said each short concert will have …

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Montagu camping concerns

Discussion. An increase in rates at Montagu Park Recreation Reserve has caused controversy for Circular Head Council. A public meeting was held in Smithton on Monday to address concerms from community members. Locals and regular visitors to the region filled the council chamber for the impromptu meeting. The council currently leases the site for a …

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Art About Town on point

Accolade. Circular Head Council has been recognised in the 2018 Local Government Awards for Excellence for an inclusive community project. It was the local Art About Town initiative that earned the council the win in the Delivering Excellence – Smaller Councils category for populations under 15,000. The month-long celebration of art and culture throughout Circular …

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Snapping showcase

Promotion. Smile, you’re in the frame. Circular Head Tourism Association’s latest project has added a nostalgic twist to a modern concept. The local group is working with Circular Head Council and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to install three picture frames in prominent local spots. The association’s tourism manager Kim Bailey believes this to be a …

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Multipurpose facility project funding 

Stanley. Circular Head Council will provide an additional $20,000 to the Stanley Recreation Ground to go towards its new multipurpose facility. In September last year, councillors noted an application to the Tasmanian Community Fund seeking $114,395 for the replacement of the Exhibition Hall and committed $110,000 to the project should the application be successful. The …

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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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