Kites and castles

Holidays. Children, bring your buckets and spades to Stanley on Thursday because there is some outdoor fun to be had. To celebrate and support wellness for Mental Health Week (October 6 to 12), Anglicare is hosting a kites and castles fun day for children. For those of you in Smithton, there will be a free …

5 years ago

Dodger’s long list of accolades

Honoured. Cecil “Dodger” Long OAM has his own understanding of what the letters after his name stand for: “Old Age Medal”. “I wasn’t sure if the ‘M’ stood for ‘Man’ or ‘Mug’,” the 90-year-old jokester said. Having once nominated one of his friends for one, Mr Long knows all about Order of Australia Medals. He …

5 years ago

School’s penguin project destroyed

Vandalism. Anyone with information about the destruction of plants at the Nut State Reserve is being urged to contact police. Parks and Wildlife Service staff said more than 70 plants, planted as part of a penguin habitat protection project 12 months ago, were destroyed late August. PWS ranger Ben Correy said the majority of the plantings …

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

Traveller’s picks

Stanley fared well in the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor’s, 2013 awards, picking up five accommodation awards, four eatery awards and one attraction award. With Smithton also receiving one accolade. In the category of accommodation the Certificate of Excellence Award winners in Circular Head were: Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Hanlon House B&B, Old Cable Station, …

5 years ago

Shark analysis

Beach. In May, the Circular Head Chronicle reported hundreds of juvenile sharks – both dead and alive – were washed up on Tatlows Beach. Following an analysis, the Environment Protection Authority director Alex Schaap said “all the fish sampled were identified as Spikey Dogfish (Squalus megalops). There was no evidence of overt disease or parasitism …

5 years ago

No parks, no shop

Business. Stanley businessman Mark Bishop has expressed his disappointment at the Circular Head Council and its approach to development in the area. Mr Bishop said that a potential business is not operating out of Stanley, but instead in Queensland, because of the council’s handling of the situation and its use of an outdated planning scheme. …

5 years ago
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Major junction upgrades for Stanley

Roads. Plans for major safety upgrades of two junctions at Stanley and Mawbanna are now on display. The $1.5 million project is part of the State Government’s four year $90 million Community Roads program. Under this project, the Bass and Stanley Highway junction, together with the Bass Highway and Mawbanna Road junction, will receive upgrades …

5 years ago

Freedom camping in Stanley

Camping. Expressions of interest are wanted for the establishment and operation of a freedom camping area for recreational vehicles at Stanley. Circular Head Council general manager Greg Winton said that the council has done a comprehensive review of the areas available for camping by recreational vehicles, and it resulted in a number of proposed solutions. …

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Stanley, the wedding town

Website. The Stanley Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to make wedding planning in Stanley a one-stop-site.The SCC made the page as a business opportunity for the town, because of the number of businesses involved when a wedding is held. Businesses from venue and reception hire to accommodation, celebrants, photographers and florists are …

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