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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...
Curling up with a good book

Curling up with a good book

In 2019 the Australian Government provided $30.2 million for the Local Schools Community Fund. The fund was an application based process open to all eligible schools, designed to benefit students and their schooling community by contributing to small scale projects and their associated costs at the local school level. Former principal of Edith Creek Primary School, Erika Lees, applied for new...
Skate park lockdown

Skate park lockdown

A spate of vandalism in the community over the last few weeks has the potential to cost more than just council dollars as money for other community opportunities is utilised for repairs and preventative measures. An ongoing issue with vandals at the Smithton Skate Park has seen the council owned facility locked up as the result of reckless acts. “Vandalism costs community opportunity, it is a...

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