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Community bank celebrates  first lap around the sun

Community bank celebrates first lap around the sun

After a full year of service in Circular Head the wider community are the ones to benefit, with 80 per cent of annual profit put back into the business every year.  Since opening the doors on June 19, 2019 Bendigo Bank has put $10000 back into the hands of locals in the form of grants and sponsorships. On opening day ten community organisations and initiatives received financial support...
Back in business

Back in business

Local not-for-profit Treasure Chest are set to reopen on June 29 after COVID-19 forced the doors closed early this year. Donations are being accepted again from June 22nd, to allow for quarantine, with a few new rules and regulations. Manager Keith Saward says that donations will still be collected out the back, but requests that only saleable and clean items are donated. As a COVID safety...
Council to speak as Planning Authority on Jims Plains farm

Council to speak as Planning Authority on Jims Plains farm

Circular Head Council will be sitting as a Planning Authority tomorrow, June 18, to discuss discretionary issues with a planning permit submitted by UPC Renewables. The application was made for the construction of a renewable energy park at Jims Plains that will consist of up to 31 wind turbines and an array of solar panels.  This equipment will have a combined generating capacity of 240...
Agritas developments commence

Agritas developments commence

Construction of a robotic dairy and artisan cheese factory is officially underway at Agritas utilising a two million dollar grant from the Morrison Government. The money was initially promised as an election commitment of $4.8 million in March 2019 to the Duck River Meadows project which includes $2.8 million for a tourism and information hub at Agritas. The facility in its current capacity is...
Under new management

Under new management

The Smithton Doctor’s Surgery on King Street has changed hands, and it could mean a new lease of life for the practice that has previously struggled to retain doctors. Ochre Health officially took control of the practice on May 25 but the day to day running of the practice will remain largely the same for new and existing patients. “Most of the systems will stay pretty much the same as they...
Community says no  to Euro chip dump

Community says no to Euro chip dump

Workers, union members, politicians and concerned locals alike flocked to McCains to take a stand against an influx of European fries in the Australian Market in a protest that looked like no other before it. All COVID-19 safety measures were kept in place as members of the community stood 1.5 metres apart and watched on from their cars in protest of the import of cheap as chips fries from...

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