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 …

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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 …

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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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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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