Battle for seat

Discussion. Vying for the seat of Murchison in the Legislative Council Elections, candidates Ruth Forrest and Daryl Quilliam met to discuss their priorities at a forum last week. Held at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre last Wednesday (April 26), the candidates forum provided an opportunity for locals to make their voices heard. Organised …

2 years ago

Mayor enters new political arena

Election. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam is ready to take on the next challenge, vying for a seat in this year’s Murchison election. The long-standing mayor will challenge Independent Member for Murchison Ruth Forrest, who has held the position with the Tasmanian Parliament Legislative Council unopposed since her election in 2005. Cr Quilliam was first …

2 years ago

Mayor’s new appointment

Literacy. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam joins the 26TEN Coalition as chair, with a desire to promote the importance of improving adult literacy. “It was brought to our attention about three or four years ago that literacy and numeracy were a major issue, especially in the workforce,” Cr Quilliam said. “Through CHETCC (Circular Head Education …

3 years ago
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Dip Falls bridge closure

Works. Construction to replace the current bridge at Dip Falls is set to start on Monday next week (March 31), with the Circular Head Council advising the bridge will be reopened on Friday April 11. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the car park area, barbecue, toilets and northern steps will remain accessible to visitors during this …

5 years ago

Harcus River upgrade

Power. Works on the power line project along Harcus River Road will commence next week, with the project on track to be finalised early next year. Circular Head Council was the recipient of a $1.5 million grant from the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement funds for Harcus River Road Infrastructure upgrades in 2012. Mayor Daryl Quilliam …

5 years ago

Best road safety campaign

CRSP. Circular Head Council’s road safety campaign ‘Look Out For Your Mates’ has been named the state’s best at the inaugural Community Road Partnership Awards. The council won the 2013 Community Road Safety Partnership Major Award, while the council’s recreation and community officer Deb Mainwaring was also honoured with an individual award. The Look Out …

5 years ago

Open for mining

Mine. After much opposition and a stringent set of guidelines to follow, Shree Minerals held an official opening on Thursday to signal the start of operation at its Nelson Bay River iron ore mine. Excavation at the site is expected to begin this week, with the first shipment of iron ore in December, and most …

5 years ago
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Welcome to Stanley

Works. Circular Head Council installed a new welcome sign at Trethewies Lookout in Stanley on Friday, but according to Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam, it is just the beginning. Cr Quilliam said council hopes to eventually replace the old wooden lookout structure that was recently removed. It also hopes to overcome the safety concern of …

5 years ago

We need to stand together: Mayor

Community. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has today called for the community to stand together in the face of tough conditions. “There is no denying times are tough for a range of reasons, but Circular Head is not alone in feeling the effects,” Cr Quilliam said. “Our community is well known for its resilience and is …

5 years ago

Mayor’s new badge

Recognised. Following in the steps of Bill Gates, Jimmy Carter, Dawn Fraser and John F Kennedy, a “stunned” Mayor Daryl Quilliam accepted his Paul Harris Fellowship last week at the Smithton Rotary Club’s annual changeover. Apart from Jack Wainwright, Cr Quilliam is the only non-Rotarian to be awarded the fellowship by the Rotary Club of …

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