Plans. Roundabout to ease congestion

Circular Head Council will commence consultation and planning for a roundabout at the Goldie Street and Sampson Avenue junction in Smithton.  Concerns about congestion in the area, from school traffic and vehicles turning from Goldie Street onto Sampson Avenue, led the council to last year commission a report by GHD. The report recommended a roundabout …

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Readers’ delight

Intrigue. Wandering travellers and avid local readers can enter the treasure trove of literature at The Arty Duck. The Smithton gallery hopes to entice readers to swap their favourite reads in the community book exchange. Volunteers Courtney McIntyre and Kristy Champion say similar movements were a great amenity during their travels and hope the local …

2 months ago 0

Singing for a cause

Appeal. Perched atop his mobility scooter with karaoke machine by his side, Maurice Nott will start singing in the streets of Smithton next week – all for a good cause. A fall in his lounge room prompted the Smithton local to take on the fundraising initiative. “I had been thinking about busking for myself, this …

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Ready to bank

Pledge. The Circular Head Community Bank needs your help to open its doors. An official opening will be held in Smithton next month as the initiative reaches the pinnacle of its establishment. The Community Bank, a branch of Bendigo Bank, is a community led initiative which puts half of its profits back into the local …

4 months ago 0

Plans for puppy park

Project. A place where our four-legged friends can play and owners can chat, is what a group of locals is proposing for Smithton. In recent months, the group has been meeting with Circular Head Council to discuss the potential for a dog park in Smithton. Next week, they will put forth a formal proposal and …

4 months ago 0

Where’s Olly?

Muse. An icon on the streets of Smithton, the tale of Olly will be new to many. Loved by owner Frances Joyce and partner Tim Broom, two-year-old Olly is a mischievous but loyal companion. As the subject of many a mural around town, the English staffy keeps a watchful eye on passersby, featuring in the …

5 months ago 0

Making a statement

Support. Smithton local Joanna Jolly may be feeling the chill on her newly shaved head but in her heart, she is filled with warmth. Last month, Jo took part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise awareness of the hardships that cancer sufferers and their families face. Her three-year-old daughter watched on and even helped …

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Conditional approval for new bank

Progress. Bendigo Bank has officially announced that it will partner with the local steering committee to establish the Community Bank branch in Smithton. The committee has worked over the last four years to bring a Community Bank to Smithton, and the latest formal approval was received following a review of the written business case which …

9 months ago 0

Proud as punch

Award. Our spectacular Smithton has been named the tidiest town of them all. Each year Keep Australia Beautiful searches for the country’s tidiest town, based on more than just clean streets. This year, representatives from Circular Head were in South Australia when the announcement was made at the 2018 Australian Tidy Towns Awards, an event …

9 months ago 0

History for the future

Vision. A meeting will be held next month to discuss the future of the Circular Head Heritage Centre. The museum in King Street, Smithton was closed indefinitely in May last year due to building hazards which were deemed unsafe for visitors. During this time, the museum’s collection which holds more than 5000 artefacts and 10,000 …

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