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Mayor welcomes funding for Duck River Meadows project

Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed today’s announcement of $4.8 million to Agritas from the Federal Government to deliver the next major project in Circular Head.

Senator Steve Martin joined Mayor Quilliam and Agritas Director Paul Arnold to announce the funding to be used for an Agritas Robotic Dairy Development at Smithton, as well as a Heritage Centre, Visitor Centre and Café development project.
The project, which will be known as Duck River Meadows, has three interlinking phases, which Mayor Quilliam said would provide a much-needed boost to the Circular Head community.
“Phase one in the re-visioning Agritas and training, followed by the development of a robotic dairy and the third phase, which is the Circular Head Heritage Centre & Café,” Mayor Quilliam said.
“The funding received is for phases two and three, which is made up of $2 million for the robotic dairy and $2.8 million for the heritage centre and café.
“It’s important to note that this is not an election promise; it is money towards making this great project a reality.
“I thank Senator Steve Martin and the Government for their commitment to this project and to the Circular Head region.
“Now that funding has been received, there will be an opportunity for us to go out for public consultation and give the community the chance to be involved in the next stages of the project.”