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 …

1 year ago

May day record

Rain. Smithton and Marrawah have recorded their wettest day in May. Heavy rain fell in much of the state’s north west, north and upper east coast on the weekend. In the 24 hours from 9am Friday to Saturday, the heaviest falls were in the north, including 62 millimetres at Smithton, 50mm at Marrawah and 38mm …

2 years ago

Nelson Street

Traffic. Following discussion into the proposed reduction of the speed limit on Nelson Street in Smithton the area will undergo biannual monitoring. Councillor David Woodward requested the speed limit be reduced from 60 kilometres per hour to 50km/h between the roundabout and traffic lights at Circular Head Council’s meeting in February. Further discussion led to this …

2 years ago
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Legendairy Smithton

Doco. To celebrate the success of its Legendairy program, Dairy Australia has launched a documentary showcasing the dairy farmers and regional communities around the country that participated in last year’s inaugural program. Smithton was named the Legendairy Capital of Tasmania in 2015, going on to compete for the national title which was taken out by …

2 years ago

Project can launch

Funding. Circular Head Boat Club has been granted $7000 for upgrades of the Smithton marina precinct. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced the funds on Sunday as part of the ‘Stronger Communities Programme’, which funds small capital projects that deliver social benefits. Circular Head Boat Club commodore Joe Murrell said the funding would assist …

3 years ago

Waterfront’s rockwall

Announcement. The Smithton foreshore is the focus of a $250,000 election promise from Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley. If re-elected, a Turnbull Liberal government will provide funds to construct the Eastern Foreshore Rockwall in Smithton. Mr Whiteley said that the project will allow Circular Head Council to develop the area as a community recreation …

3 years ago

Waste not, want not

Community. It’s enough to make your chest burst with pride. Church-run opportunity shop, Treasure Chest, is pouring funds into the community in truckloads. In the first three months of this year just under $30,000 was put back into Circular Head. The help extends to financial support for needs such as medical expenses, funerals and most …

3 years ago
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A splashing promise

Funding. A $3.6 million election commitment has been made by the Liberal Party of Australia to help fund a new indoor heated pool in Smithton. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley made the announcement at the facility’s proposed site, the Smithton Sports Centre, on Tuesday morning. Students from Smithton High School and Circular Head Christian …

3 years ago

Hope lives here

Event. The biennial Relay for Life was held in Smithton over the weekend and the Circular Head community has once again shown its worth. Community members gathered for the 24-hour relay walk, sharing in the atmosphere and helping to raise just over $73,000 to date for the Cancer Council’s research and services. Butterfly Kisses was the …

3 years ago

Child struck

Accident. A five-year-old boy is in hospital with suspected head injuries after being struck by a motorcycle this afternoon. The child was crossing King Street, Smithton, about 3pm when the accident occurred. He has been taken to Smithton District Hospital and will be transferred to Royal Hobart Hospital. Investigations into the cause of the crash …

3 years ago