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Media Releases 2014

Smithton Recreation Ground Lighting Project to get Underway

23 September 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said works on the Smithton Recreation Ground to install new lighting would commence early next month.

Council General Managers put Road Safety in the Spotlight

23 September 2014
General Managers along the North West coast are concerned about ongoing reports of motorists ignoring warning signs, speeding through road works and putting their workers at risk of serious injury.

Councils Seek Views from Community

8 September 2014
Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council today announced they will be conducting separate surveys to help both organisations identify how effectively they communicate and provide for their communities.

Pool Report Released to the Public

25 August 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said an updated assessment of the Circular Head War Memorial Pool indicated the continuing decline of the facility and related equipment.

Smithton Wharf Open for Business

14 August 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the completion of the Smithton Wharf was a long time coming, but the end result was something to be truly proud of.

Council Welcomes Funding

13 August 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council welcomed $10,000 of funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant.

Pool Process Taking Shape

9 July 2014
Circular Head Mayor, Daryl Quilliam said the engagement of the broader community in how the future needs of pool users in our area will be met was the focus of work undertaken by Councillors, officers and community representatives on Monday night.

Council to Engage Community in Pool Process

25 June 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council had listened to the community and would revisit the future replacement of the Circular Head War Memorial Pool in Smithton.

Circular Head Council Expected to Deliver Lean Budget

13 June 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said this year’s Annual Plan and Budget Estimates was all about ensuring Council continues to deliver on its current services, while recognising the reduced income that has resulted from the Federal Budget.

Smithton Landscape Development Plan Open for Comment

21 May 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced the Draft Smithton Landscape Development Plan was open for public comment.

King Street Works Complete

14 May 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said significant improvements on King Street were now complete.

Road Safety in the Spotlight

14 May 2014
Following the success of the “Look Out for Your Mates” campaign, the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership Committee yesterday launched the Provisional Driver Incentive Project (PDIP).

$14 million Investment at Edith Creek Welcomed

2 May 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the $14 million investment at Devondale Murray Goulburn’s Edith Creek plant was an encouraging announcement.

Dip Falls Bridge Replacement to Begin

26 March 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that replacement of the Dip Falls Bridge would start on Monday next week (31 March 2014).

Landscape Development Plan Open for Ideas

3 March 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council was calling on the public’s input into 17 selected key sites in Smithton as priority locations for improvements.

Dairy Approval a Major Boost for Circular Head

11 February 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said today’s announcement of the State Government’s formal approval for the Van Diemen's Land Company’s revised plans for dairy farm development were a vote of confidence in the dairy sector.

Mayor’s Education Fund Announced

6 February 2014
This year’s Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary has been awarded to Chloe Bryan.

Circular Head Celebrates Australia Day at the Twilight on the Duck

24 January 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced the winners of the Australia Day Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year awards.

Edge of the World Image Chosen as Winner

17 January 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that Stanley-based photographer David Murphy’s image of a scene near the Arthur River mouth had been chosen as the winner of the “Essence of the Far North West” photography competition.

Draft Forest Infrastructure Plan Open for Comment

10 January 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has encouraged the public to provide feedback for the Draft Forest Infrastructure Plan.

Circular Head War Memorial Pool Storm Damage

9 January 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today said Council had put in temporary heating measures following recent storm damage to the Circular Head War Memorial Pool.

Media Releases 2013

Pool Season Tickets Extended

16 December 2013
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart today announced that season tickets to the Circular Head War Memorial Pool would be extended by six weeks.

Community Call to Wipe Out Vandalism

10 December 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has called on the community to stand with Council to wipe out vandalism.

Harcus River Road on Track

4 December 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has today announced that the power line project along Harcus River Road is on track to be finalised early next year with works commencing next week.

Vandalism Costs the Community

25 November 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have today expressed their frustration following vandalism to trees in Council reserves in both municipal areas.

Further Recognition of Road Safety Campaign

22 November 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today said Council had been awarded the 2013 Community Road Safety Partnership Major Award at the inaugural Community Road Partnership Awards.

Working with the Community

14 November 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that Council had entered into an arrangement with the Smithton Medical Centre.

Change to resource shared General Manager

8 November 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh today announced that both Councils intend to stop resource sharing a General Manager from next month.

King Street Works to Improve CBD

7 November 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council plans to start works on significant improvements on King Street in Smithton from the middle on this month.

Circular Head War Memorial Pool Reopen

31 October 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the Circular Head War Memorial Pool would be reopen tomorrow (Friday 01 November 2013).

Land For Sale a Positive Development

17 October 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today said the Circular Head Council had engaged three local real estate agents to sell parcels of light industrial land on Nelson Street, Smithton.

Pool Closed Due To Heating Problem

16 October 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today said the Circular Head War Memorial Pool was being closed until further notice.

Circular Head Aquatic Leisure Centre Put on Hold

11 October 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that plans for a new Circular Head Aquatic Leisure Centre had been put on hold pending future funding opportunities.

Look Out, Think Ahead

25 September 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today launched the Look Out, Think Ahead campaign.

Council offers $1000 prize in Photography Competition

18 September 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced Council will be offering a $1000 prize in its “Essence of the Far North West” photography competition.

Shree Reapproval Welcomed

31 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have today welcomed the news that Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler has reapproved Shree Minerals proposed mine near Nelson Bay River.

Works to Commence at Smithton Wharf

25 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has announced the start of works to demolish and redevelop the Smithton Wharf.

Councils welcome funding

25 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have today welcomed funding from the Prime Minister’s Jobs and Growth Package.

Council Takes Strategic Approach to Eastern Foreshore

18 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today thanked the community for its input into the formation of the Eastern Foreshore Landscape Development Plan.

Disappointment at Shree decision

17 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have expressed their disappointment that the approval for Shree Minerals mine proposal was declared invalid in the Federal Court in Melbourne today.

Joint Media Statement - 15 July 2013

15 July 2013
Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard General Manager Greg Winton today confirmed the person killed in the early hours of Saturday morning at Marrawah was a contractor to both Councils.

Circular Head Mayor Condemns Protest Action

12 July 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has today condemned protest action at Ta Ann in Smithton.

Council to Alleviate Parking Pressure

4 July 2013
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton said Council had begun works to create a 21 space car park on Nelson Street, Smithton.

Circular Head Council Takes Proactive Approach to Freedom Camping

4 July 2013
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton has today announced that Council will be commencing an expressions of interest process for the establishment and operation of a ‘freedom camping’ area for recreational vehicles at Stanley.

Council to Demonstrate Restraint on Budget

17 June 2013
At the Council meeting to be held on 20 June 2013, the Circular Head Council will be considering the adoption of the 2013/14 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, which provides for general rate revenue increase of 1.95% in general rates.

Tarkine Boundary Response

30 May 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have responded with a level of surprise over the boundaries of the Tarkine as announced in State Parliament today.

Shared Services Agreement Formalised

23 May 2013
The three Mayors from Burnie City, Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Councils today signed a Memorandum of Agreement to further strengthen the organisations’ work on areas of common interest.

Have your say on the Eastern Foreshore Masterplan

6 May 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam reminds the public to have their say on the draft Eastern Foreshore Landscape Development Plan.

Council left with $2000 damage bill

15 April 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has expressed his frustration at about $2000 of damage to various facilities in Stanley earlier this month.

Digital Local Government Launch

4 April 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today launched Circular Head Council’s Digital Local Government project.

Joint Council Infrastructure Forum

27 March 2013
Councillors, Aldermen and Executive Managers from Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head Council and Burnie City Council today attended a Joint Council Infrastructure Forum in Wynyard.

Godfrey’s Beach Access Tender Announcement

25 March 2013
Circular Head Acting General Manager Tony Smart today announced that the tender for an access ramp at Godfrey’s Beach, Stanley, had been awarded to Stronach Constructions.

Major step for Smithton Wharf Redevelopment

22 March 2013
Circular Head Acting General Manager Tony Smart said Council last night approved the development application for the demolition and construction of a new Smithton Wharf.

Contribution to Dairy Industry Recognised

13 March 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today expressed his condolences to the family of Milan Vyhnalek, who passed away last week.

Vandalism Causes Delay at Kubanks Road

8 March 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam expressed his frustration today at damage to works on a replacement bridge at Kubanks Road, Smithton.

Smithton Digital Hub now online

18 February 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today officially opened the Smithton Digital Hub alongside Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom and Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy via video conference from Kingston Beach.

Council’s issue joint response to Tarkine campaign

14 February 2013
Three North-West Mayors today issued a strong message in reaction to the Wilderness Society’s ‘Be My ValenTarkine’ Campaign.

Councils welcome decision on Tarkine Heritage Listing

8 February 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh today welcomed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke’s decision on Tarkine Heritage Listing.

Mayor’s Bursary

7 February 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that two people had been made recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary - Brock Cartledge and Ellie House.

Circular Head shines on Australia Day

26 January 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quillam today announced the winners of the Australia Day Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year awards.

Circular Head Gearing up for Australia Day

16 January 2013
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council staff were rolling up their sleeves in preparation for the annual Twilight on the Duck celebrations as part of Australia Day.

Heart Start Defibrillator Just the Beginning

15 January 2013
Circular Head Acting General Manager Tony Smart said Council’s recent purchase of a Heart Start Defibrillator (AED) was the first step in a wider initiative.

Smithton Wharf Redevelopment

14 December 2012
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton said Council would be advertising a development application for the development of a new Smithton Wharf this weekend.
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