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Media Releases 2016

Council Takes Balanced Approach

17 June 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council last night passed the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for 2016/2017 with a balanced approach in mind.

Council Welcomes Pool Funding Election Commitment

14 June 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed a $3.6 million election commitment from the Federal Liberal party to help fund a new pool in Smithton.

Tickets Selling Fast

24 May 2016
Circular Head Manager Community Activation Deb Mainwaring has encouraged people to get in quick to next weekend’s Graze the Region food event with less than 10 tickets available.

Council Welcomes Support for New Pool

19 May 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed a $3.5 million election commitment from the Federal Labor party to help fund a new pool in Smithton.

Council Welcomes Decision on Sale of VDL

23 February 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed news that Moon Lake Investments purchase of the Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) Company has been approved by the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Sustainable Murchison Community Plan 2040 Underway

12 February 2016
Residents of the Murchison region are being asked to help shape the next 25 years of four Council areas.

Council Moving Forward with new Pool

5 February 2016
Circular Head Council is seeking funding to build a $12 million indoor heated pool facility at the Smithton Sports Centre (on Nelson Street) likely to be delivered in stages.

Australia Day Awards and Scholarships Announced

25 January 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced the winners of this year’s Australia Day Awards and two scholarships as part of celebrations at the Twilight on the Duck.

Council Supportive of Investment

15 January 2016
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council remained supportive of Moon Lake Investments purchase of the Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) Company following a rival bid for the company.

Media Releases 2015

Council Recovers Funds as Part of Class Action

23 December 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council has received a confidential sum following a settlement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia with respect to a class action commenced in the Federal Court of Australia.

Cyclist Warning Signs Coming to Circular Head

21 December 2015
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart said Council’s Works Plus team is in the process of installing new cyclist warning signs in Circular Head.

Build Your Community with 26TEN

9 December 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has encouraged other communities to get on board with 26TEN with grants now available to get them started.

Parks, sports facilities and more in the spotlight

27 November 2015
Interested in future directions about local parks, sports facilities, or the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool? Or have something to say about recreation activities you would like to do in Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard Council areas?

Council Celebrates Multiple Achievements

26 November 2015
Circular Head Council and the Australian Services Union have led the way on Family Violence measures.

Council Continues Focus on Pool

13 November 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council continued to focus on replacing the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool following its closure last month.

Councils Take Joint Approach on Open Space, Sport and Recreation

6 November 2015
The provision of open space and recreation in both Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head will be under the spotlight over the next six months.

Learn to Swim a Priority

16 October 2015
Circular Head Council last night formally adopted a decision to permanently close the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool.

Resignation of Councillor Rodney Hardy

16 October 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam announced that Circular Head Councillor Rodney Hardy has resigned from Council as of Thursday 15 October 2015.

Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool Closed Indefinitely

9 October 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council last night made the difficult decision to close the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool indefinitely.

Art About Town Winners Announced

25 September 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam was joined by judges of the Art About Town Youth Art and Art About Town - In Focus Photography Competitions on Friday (25 September) to announce the winners of both competitions.

Resource Sharing Review Announced

25 September 2015
Circular Head, Kentish, Latrobe and Waratah-Wynyard Councils will be undergoing a review of the current resource sharing between the Councils to help in growing, enhancing and refining the current arrangements as part of the current Local Government reform process.

Four Councils to Partner on 25 Year Community Plan

21 September 2015
Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast Councils have invited submissions from consultants to undertake a joint 25 year community plan for the Murchison region.

Joint Audit Panel Announced

24 August 2015
Circular Head, King Island and Waratah-Wynyard Councils have established a joint Audit Panel following changes to the Local Government Act last year.

Reading Bug Egg Hatches

7 August 2015
A community celebration was held at the Smithton Christian Fellowship to mark the close of the journey of the Reading Bug Egg.

Community Breaks the Ice

5 August 2015
Circular Head Council, Rural Heath and Tasmania Police are working together to develop a whole-of-community resilience to the issue of drug use.

Art About Town In Focus

31 July 2015
The Circular Head Council in conjunction with the Circular Head Tourism Association will be holding a photography competition this year as part of the Art About Town event.

Circular Head In The Spotlight

30 July 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council will be the naming rights sponsor for the Rotary International Tasmanian Conference to be held in Smithton between 31 March and 2 April 2017.

Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool Survey on Hold

16 July 2015
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart said following discussions with key stakeholders, Council would be undertaking further work before commencing a household survey on the future of a pool in the community.

Community Takes the Lead

1 July 2015
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart thanked the Circular Head community for their help in establishing four off lead dog exercise areas in the municipal area.

Joint Support for Health White Paper

30 June 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have welcomed the release of a white paper on health reform.

Circular Head Planning for the Future

17 June 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said this year’s Annual Plan and Budget Estimates were focused on planning for the future.

Circular Head Pool Process Next Steps

3 June 2015
Circular Head Council General Manager Tony Smart said Council was moving into the next stage with deciding how best to meet the future needs of Circular Head pool users.

Circular Head Sporting Facilities Under the Spotlight

29 May 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said a successful Government and community partnership has led to the successful upgrading of two sporting facilities in Smithton.

Freight Equalisation Scheme Expansion Welcomed

16 March 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam and Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh have welcomed increased funding to the Freight Equalisation Scheme.

Harcus River Road Power Upgrade Complete

20 February 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam was joined with representatives from the State and Federal Governments and TasNetworks to announce the official completion of the power upgrade on Harcus River Road.

Mayor’s Education Fund Announced

9 February 2015
This year’s Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary was awarded to Danielle Quilliam at the Onwards and Upwards event in Smithton.

Australia Day Awards Announced

27 January 2015
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam announced the winners of this year’s Australia Day Awards as part of celebrations at the Twilight on the Duck.

Energy Efficiency on the Agenda

15 January 2015
The Circular Head Council will save about $5700 per year on lighting costs thanks to a change to LED lighting in Council’s offices.
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