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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.

Media Releases 2014

The Community Survey Results are in

17 December 2014
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart said a community survey conducted between September and October this year had 166 responses.

Encouragement to Explore Further

10 December 2014
Circular Head Council will be installing a tourism sign 1km east of the Stanley turnoff on the Bass Highway to help encourage visitors to travel beyond Stanley.

Twilight on the Duck Sponsorship Welcomed

10 December 2014
Twilight on the Duck committee spokesperson Deb Mainwaring welcomed the commitment of $5000 of sponsorship from Tall Timbers Tasmania and Tasmanian Seafood.

Council asks the Community to Take the Lead

26 November 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council wants the community to take the lead on four proposed locations for dog exercise areas in the community.

Smithton Digital Hub to Close

21 November 2014
Circular Head General Manager Tony Smart said the Smithton Digital Hub would be closing on 19 December 2014 due to the program coming to an end.

General Manager’s Contract Extended

23 October 2014
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has welcomed the extension of Council General Manager Tony Smart’s contract until 31 December 2017.

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.

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.

Media Releases 2012

Nelson Bay River Mine approval good news for Tasmania

18 December 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said today’s announcement that Shree Mineral’s Nelson Bay River Mine had been approved was the boost the state needed.

Renewed Push for Gas Pipeline

7 December 2012
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced Council had submitted a new application to extend Tasmania’s natural gas pipeline network from Port Latta to Smithton.

Forest Industry Commitment to Circular Head and Northern Tasmania

7 December 2012
Circular Head Council has welcomed the commitment by Ta Ann Tasmania to further value add in Tasmania as a result of the forest agreement.

Opportunity in Irrigation Development

27 November 2012
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton has encouraged Circular Head residents to attend an upcoming public meeting on irrigation development in the area.

Family Violence Clause adopted by Council

26 November 2012
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton said the Circular Head Council was proud to be the first Tasmanian Council to adopt a Family Violence Clause as part of ongoing negotiations in a new Enterprise Agreement with staff.

Godfrey’s Beach named state winner of Clean Beach Award

23 November 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said he was ecstatic to hear that Stanley’s Godfrey’s Beach had been named as the state’s winner of the Clean Beach Award by Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania.

Recognition for Healthy Communities

31 October 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam was today presented with an award in the ‘Councils with populations of 15,000 or less’ category of the 2012 Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards.

Doing Things Better - Building Stronger and Better Councils

21 September 2012
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Council General Manager Greg Winton and Burnie City Council General Manager Andrew Wardlaw were joined today with Burnie Mayor Steve Kons, Waratah-Wynyard Acting Mayor Alwyn Friedersdorff and Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam to outline the progress of talks to find natural synergies between the three Councils.

Council welcomes granting of mining lease

13 September 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today welcomed news that Shree Minerals had been granted a mining lease for its $20 million Nelson Bay project south-west of Smithton.

Extension of General Manager's Appointment

3 August 2012
Waratah-Wynyard Mayor Robby Walsh together with Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced the extension of the resource shared General Manager role for a further period with the term expiring in December 2014.

Powering Up Circular Head

23 July 2012
Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee (CHETCC) Project Officer Jacki Langton today released details of the upcoming Powering Up Science Gig to be held as part of National Science Week next month.

Council selects Smithton CBD for a new Circular Head Aquatic Leisure Centre

20 July 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has announced that Council had selected the Central Business District as the site for a new Circular Head Aquatic Leisure Centre.

Elected members professional development training - - Building Stronger and Better Councils

12 July 2012
Circular Head Council and Waratah-Wynyard Council General Manager Greg Winton today announced elected members from both Councils would be attending professional development training later this month.

Rates Notices Advice

12 July 2012
The Circular Head Council has advised ratepayers that they should start receiving rates notices from the middle of next week (Wednesday, 18 July).

Stormwater Network Audit

29 June 2012
Circular Head Council General Manager Greg Winton has advised Circular Head residents that Council will be undertaking an audit of Council’s stormwater network.

Annual Plan and Budget Estimates 2012-2013

21 June 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Council has adopted the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates for the 2012 and 2013 financial year.

Council staff ready to take on the nation

19 June 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today wished Council staff from both Circular Head Council and Waratah-Wynyard Council well on their way to represent Tasmania at the Australasian LGMA Management Challenge finals on Friday.

Resource Sharing – Building Stronger and Better Councils

23 May 2012
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today released the findings of the Impact of Resource Sharing on Staff and Councillors report prepared by the Institute for Regional Development, University of Tasmania.

Draft Concepts for a New Aquatic Leisure Centre

21 May 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today released draft concepts for a new aquatic leisure centre in Smithton.

Council is listening

10 May 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today provided a detailed timeline for consultation on the Circular Head Aquatic Centre.

Call for common sense on Tarkine

2 May 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said he had been encouraged by recent reports that both the State and Federal Government seemed committed to no blanket National Heritage listing of the Tarkine.

Circular Head shines at Kilos for the Community Event

2 April 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today praised the community's effort at Sunday's Relay Push Ups for a Healthy Circular Head event.

Cape Barren dairy a welcome investment

20 March 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today celebrated the opening of the new $4 million Cape Barren dairy farm at Woolnorth.

Relay Push Ups for a Healthy Circular Head

16 March 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has today put out a call to the Circular Head community to roll up their sleeves for a healthy lifestyle.

E-waste collection

13 March 2012
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced that both councils would be accepting free e-waste collection to tie in with collection at other sites this weekend.

Call for help to Clean Up Circular Head

21 February 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam called on residents to take part in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, March 4.

Leadership needed on Ta Ann job cuts

13 February 2012

Agricultural Trade College Exciting News for Circular Head

10 February 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today welcomed the $4.25 million announcement for the Agricultural Trade College in Smithton.

Harcus River Road Project just the beginning

10 February 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the $1.5 million investment announced for Harcus River Road was a further sign of confidence in the region's standing as a future leading dairy producer.

Mayor's Bursary recipient announced

9 February 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced the winner of this year's Mayor's Education Fund Bursary - Lisa Ryan, of Smithton.

Kilos for the Community off to a good start

1 February 2012
Circular Head Youth and Community Officer Alysha House said today's launch of the 2012 Kilos for the Community program was a success.

NBN Truck cancellation

1 February 2012
Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton wishes to inform residents that the NBN Discovery Truck will not be coming to Wynyard, Stanley and Smithton as previously advertised.

Australia Day award winners announced

26 January 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quillam today announced the winners of the Australia Day Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year awards.

Adding colour to the Smithton Skate Park

24 January 2012
Melbourne graffiti artist AJ Dash will be bringing his artistic flair to bring colour to the new Smithton Skate Park facility.

Australia Day Ambassador Announced For Circular Head

23 January 2012
The Circular Head Community will be hosting Mr Alistair McCooke as part of the Australia Day Ambassador Program.

Gas pipeline still on the agenda

20 January 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today said Council would continue with its push for the natural gas pipeline to be extended from Port Latta to Smithton.

Smithton Skate Park Launch

19 January 2012
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has proudly opened stage two of the Smithton Skate Park.

Taking advantage of technology

21 December 2011
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced that the Council was developing a business case for funding in round one of the Australian Government's $17.1 million Digital Local Government program.

Twilight on the Duck given a boost

21 December 2011
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced that the Twilight on the Duck Australia Day celebrations at Smithton had been given a welcome boost.

Connecting Gas to Smithton

9 December 2011
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced that the Council had lodged an application to extend the natural gas pipeline from Port Latta to Smithton.

Australian Safer Communities Local Government Award

8 December 2011
The Circular Head Council was today announced as the National Winner of the Australian Safer Communities Local Government Award.

Australian Safer Communities Awards

3 November 2011
The Circular Head Council was today announced as the Tasmanian winner of the Australian Safer Communities Award.

Farewell and welcome - Local Government Elections

1 November 2011
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam has wished farewell to departing Councillors, while welcoming new members to Council following Local Government Elections.

Media Releases 2011

Celebrating the resilience of the Circular Head community

29 November 2011
The Local Voices report launched today in Smithton is all about ensuring the Circular Head region is prepared for the many changes that lie ahead.

Active Tasmania Awards 2011

8 November 2011
The Circular Head Council was today announced as the 2011 winner of the Whole-of-Community Involvement award for its balance your life health and wellbeing program.

Tidy Towns Award

4 November 2011
Smithton was today announced as a winner in the 2000 - 5000 population category at the Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmanian Tidy Towns Awards 2011/12.

Draft Smithton Leisure and Recreation Development Plan

26 October 2011
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced that the Draft Smithton Leisure and Recreation Development Plan will be released for public comment on Friday.

Skate Park Damage

14 October 2011
Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam expressed his frustration yesterday at damage to the Smithton Skate Park.

Council recognised for best practice in creating a healthier community

7 October 2011
Circular Head Council has been recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease at the 2011 Heart Foundation Healthy Community Awards, announced on September 30 in Derby.

Old Enough To Know Better ... Too Young to Resist!

6 October 2011
The Circular Head Council wants to hear from you!

Smithton Skate Park Development

29 September 2011
Circular Head General Manager Greg Winton today announced the commencement of works on stage two of the Smithton Skate Park.

National Science Week

22 July 2011
The Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee (CHETCC) is a committee of the Circular Head Council. A core role of CHETCC is to encourage and promote life-long learning in Circular Head. As part of this commitment, CHETCC has sponsored and hosted the annual Science Big Gig at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre since 2006, as part of National Science Week.

Petition For Further Recreational Trail

21 July 2011
Mayor Daryl Quilliam advises that the Circular Head Council received a petition requesting the Council to action the following points:

Community Small Grant Scheme 2011/2012

8 July 2011
Circular Head Council recently approved funding to 14 community and sporting organisations for projects which demonstrated a contribution to the development and promotion of the community within the Circular Head area.

Milk Processing Facility - Smithton

1 July 2011
Circular Head Council Mayor Daryl Quilliam today welcomed the announcement by Tasmanian Dairy Products Co Ltd (TDP) to build a milk processing facility at Smithton.

Smithton Leisure and Recreation Development Plan

22 June 2011
Circular Head Council's Business Strategy Unit has engaged Dr Ken Marriott from HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd, and Mr Jerry de Gryse from Inspiring Place, to prepare the Smithton Leisure and Recreation Development Plan.

2011/12 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates

10 June 2011
At the Council meeting to be held on 16 June 2011, the Circular Head Council will be considering the adoption of the 2011/12 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, which provides for an increase of 4.0% for general rates.

Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool Winter Season Trial

13 May 2011
The Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool opened on Tuesday 3 May for a trial period over the winter season.

National Park - Tarkine

5 May 2011
The Circular Head Council reaffirms its position in relation to the proposal to turn the Tarkine into a National Park, following recent media coverage.

Designated Drive Program Launch

5 May 2011
The Designated Driver Program "Who's DES Tonight?" was launched by Mayor Daryl Quilliam at the Rocky Cape Tavern, Rocky Cape on Tuesday 19 April 2011 at 11am.

2011 National Awards For Local Government

2 May 2011
Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government Simon Crean today announced the category winners of the 2011 National Awards for Local Government.

Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative

25 March 2011
The Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative Program Two commenced on Tuesday 15 March 2011 at the Smithton Turf Centre Smithton.

National Youth Week 2011 - "Own it Youth Fest"

25 March 2011
On Sunday 3 April 2011 Circular Head celebrates National Youth Week with the 'Own it Youth Fest' to be held at West Esplanade, Smithton, 1:00 - 4:00pm.

Harmony Day in Circular Head

16 March 2011
Harmony Day will be celebrated in Circular Head with a community morning tea at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, Nelson Street, Smithton on Monday 21st March at 10.00.

Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative

11 March 2011
The Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative Program re-commences on Tuesday 15th March, 2011, 10am - 12pm at the Smithton Hockey Centre, Havelock Street, Smithton.

Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee

24 February 2011
The CHETCC is a committee of Council whose aim it is to promote and celebrate the value of lifelong learning in the community and address other issues relating to education and training within the community, such as but not limited to poor post year 10 retention rates and identified skills shortages.

Seven Up Youth Centre

24 February 2011
Following the success of the Seven Up Youth Centre trial period between June and October 2010, an application for funding was submitted to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) through its Community Capacity Building Grants, by Rural Health Tasmania on behalf of the partners in the project, including Circular Head Council and the Smithton Christian Fellowship.

Launch of Balance Your Life Program

17 February 2011
The Circular Head Council has developed a holistic approach to caring for the community, through the implementation of a health and well-being program - balance your life, to be launched on Wednesday 23 February, 2011 at the Community and Recreation Centre, Grant Street Smithton.

Lose Kilos for the Community

16 February 2011
Statistics indicate that in Circular Head 61% of us are overweight and 21% of us don't get enough exercise.

Media Releases 2010

Engaging Local Voices Project

2 December 2010
Council's Community Development Officer has been working with a project team from Relationships Australia (RA) and Rural Development Services (RDS) to provide opportunities for the Circular Head community to have a say on the future of our area.

Circular Head Christmas Celebrations

1 December 2010
The Smithton Christmas parade will be held on Friday, 17 December. Entertainment and celebrations will begin at 6.00 pm with the parade commencing at 7.00 pm, continuing until the carols at 8:30pm.

Tasmania Together 10 Year Review

30 November 2010
Every five years the Tasmania Together Progress Board undertakes a major consultation with the community to make sure Tasmania Together continues to reflect community priorities.

Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative

29 November 2010
The Circular Head Healthy Communities Initiative Program commences on Tuesday 30th November 2010, 10am - 12pm at Tall Timber Hotel, Smithton.

Circular Head Takes Another Healthy Step

4 November 2010
A ten‐week healthy lifestyle program covering all aspects of wellbeing from good nutrition to time management and physical activity is starting in Smithton on 23 November.

Subdivision commencement Tier Hill Rise Massey Street Smithton

26 August 2010

2010/2011 Budget

18 June 2010
At the Council meeting held on 17 June 2010, the Circular Head Council adopted the 2010/11 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, announcing an average increase of 2.85 % for general rates.

Change to Pension Remission 2010/11

16 June 2010
The Department of Treasury and Finance have this week issued a notification in regards to pension remission for the 2010/11 financial year.

Investment Default

22 April 2010
Collateralised Debt Obligation (CDO) investments held by the Circular Head Council have suffered a $2.0 million dollar cash loss.

Look Out For Your Mates

31 March 2010
THE Mayor of Circular Head, Daryl Quilliam has issued a challenge to community leaders throughout Tasmania to join him in a campaign to eradicate road fatalities on Tasmanian roads with the launch of the 'Look Out For Your Mates' challenge.

Access Policy and Action Plan

18 February 2008
The Circular Head Council has appointed Andrew Hurst, Access Consultant of Coaching Access Management Systems to prepare an Access Policy and Action Plan for Council.

Starting Four Local Projects in Four Days

3 April 2007
The Circular Head Council has engaged recreation consultants Inspiring Place to undertake four recreation planning projects in Stanley and Smithton. The four projects are for preparing:

Media Releases 2009

Gunns Ltd, Smithton - Good News for Circular Head Community

24 November 2009
Yesterday, speculation occurred that Gunns Limited were considering shedding jobs, which follows the announcement on Friday 20 November 2009 from McCain Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd of the decision to close in 2010 the vegetable processing component of the Smithton Plant.

Bathurst Burr (Xanthium spinosum) in Circular Head

11 May 2009
Farmers in Circular Head are asked to keep an eye out for potentially nasty new weed. Bathurst Burr has been positively identified in the Edith Creek area.

Community Meeting Regarding Inappropriate Vehicle Use in Hellyer Beach Area

27 April 2009
Circular Head Council will host a community meeting with residents in the Hellyer area on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009.

Irishtown Area Water Supply - Update 21st April 2009

21 April 2009
The 'boil water alert' issued to residents in the Irishtown and Irishtown Road areas on the 8th April 2009, is now withdrawn.

Irishtown Area Water Supply – Update 17th April 2009

17 April 2009
Residents in the Irishtown and Irishtown Road areas are advised that the 'boil water notice' from the 8 April 2009 still applies.

Water Boil Alert

8 April 2009
Residents in the Irishtown and Irishtown Road areas are advised to boil water before drinking

A Peopled Frontier: The European Heritage of the Tarkine Area

18 March 2009
A Peopled Frontier: The European Heritage of the Tarkine Area" was launched in Smithton today by Premier David Bartlett.

Dairy Effluent Assessment Program

13 March 2009
Circular Head Council is pleased to announce a new Dairy Effluent Assessment Program. With upwards of 150 dairy farms in the municipality Council would like to continue to assist the industry, this time with a focus on maximising environmental performance.

Circular Head Council Congratulates State Government on Tarkine Drive Decision

4 February 2009
The Circular Head Council has congratulated the State Government on its decision to invest $23 million in the Tarkine Drive Road while setting aside 653 hectares of forest previously earmarked for logging as a reserve.

Upgrade of King Street

5 January 2009
Circular Head Council, as part of its 2008/09 capital works program, is undertaking an upgrade of King St, between Emmett St and Massey St (Tier Hill).

Media Releases 2008

Circular Head Council Investments

18 November 2008
Circular Head Council wishes to advise the public that it has $4.5 million in unsecured investments in the form of collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Unanimous Agreement to Investigate Resource Sharing

22 August 2008
Circular Head Council has unanimously agreed to wait until mid October before determining how to fill its General Manager vacancy.

Council Adopts the 2008/2009 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates

9 July 2008
At a Special Council meeting held on 8 July 2008, the Circular Head Council adopted the 2008/2009 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, announcing an average increase of 3.90% for Council rates and charges.

Sewer Rate Remission

9 July 2008
Following a sewer rate review at the Council Workshop of Thursday 5 June, Council has determined to offer a remission of 30% to residential property owners' whose sewer rate increased by more than 4% between the 2006/07 and 2007/08 financial years. The remission is in response to property revaluations conducted in 2006/07.

Emergency Road Closure Lades Road Bridge

1 July 2008
Recent inspection of the Lades Road Bridge, Smithton has indicated that this bridge is in urgent need of replacement.

Circular Head Water Forum

15 May 2008
Circular Head Council Mayor Daryl Quilliam today announced invited individuals speaking at the Water Forum to be held in Smithton on Monday 2 June 2008 .

Tennis and Netball Facilities

8 January 2008
The Circular Head Council has confirmed that it will not be interfering with the previously contracted arrangements for the provision of Tennis and Netball facilities at the Smithton Recreation Ground.

Recreation Funding for Circular Head

5 November 2007

White Hills Transfer Station

17 July 2007
White Hills Transfer Station was established for the community of Circular Head and reduces the need for residents, commercial business and other community organisations to visit landfill sites.

Regional and Economic Profile

13 June 2006
CIRCULAR HEAD REACHES OUT TO INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS Circular Head Council in the far north-west of the State has published its first major work aimed at stimulating economic development in the municipality. And just three weeks after delivery to Council, the Circular Head Regional & Economic Profile is being distributed to prospective investors at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays 2006 event

Media Releases 2007

Tarkine Cultural Heritage Report

22 October 2007
Council Funded Report Reveals the Cultural Heritage of the Tarkine

LGMA Conference

12 October 2007

Circular Head goes to Europe

19 September 2007
Circular Head Council has produced an 11-minute DVD, undertaken website redevelopment and produced new marketing collateral aimed at increasing awareness of the municipality and the lifestyle of those who live in it.

Circular Head Recycling and E-Waste

30 July 2007
One of the greatest recycling challenges facing Australia today is known as E-Waste - electronic goods and technology that has become obsolete and fallen into disrepair.

2007/2008 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates

20 July 2007
At a Council meeting held on 19 July 2007, the Circular Head Council adopted the 2007/2008 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, announcing an average increase of 3.32 % for Council rates and charges.

Passing of Cr Bernard Charles

15 July 2007
Mayor Ross Hine today reflected on the passing of Cr Bernard Charles on Sunday 15 July.

Boil Water Alert Irishtown Area

11 May 2007
Residents in the Irishtown and Irishtown Road areas are advised to boil water before drinking

Aurora Clearing the Way

23 April 2007
Aurora Energy will be in the Circular Head Area from now until June 2007

Employment Contract – General Manager

21 March 2007
It is with great pleasure that Mayor Ross Hine confirms that Mr Greg Winton has been reappointed as General Manager of the Circular Head Council.

Financial Sustainability Study

21 March 2007
Circular Head Council Mayor Ross Hine welcomed the release of the LGAT commissioned "A Review of the Financial Sustainability of Local Government in Tasmania" prepared by Access Economics.

Councillor Disqualification

28 February 2007
A vacancy in the Office of Councillor of the Circular Head Council exists as a consequence of Mr. Darren Wilson being absent without leave from 3 consecutive ordinary meeting of Council

Kids … Growing The Community For The Future

7 February 2007
Recently Circular Head Council received a letter from 11 year old Jacqueline Smedley of Stanley: -

Medical Crisis

2 February 2007
Today Mayor Ross Hine released the following statement: "I call on the region to settle down and have a rational debate concerning the current medical crisis.

Weeds

29 November 2006
Circular Head Council continues to support eradication of problem weeds within the community. The new Weed Action Plan adopted by Council in October extends work undertaken since 2000 under the previous Circular Head Weed Strategy.

Budget Adoption 2006/2007

24 July 2006
At the Council meeting held on 20 July 2006, the Circular Head Council adopted the 2006-2007 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, announcing an average increase of 2.88 % for Council rates and charges.

Creative Solution Wins Excellence Award

27 June 2006
The Circular Head Council has received an "Innovation and Creativity" Award from the Local Government Association of Tasmania for its involvement in facilitating the provision of a Hydrotherapy Pool in Smithton

SBS SERVICE IN CIRCULAR HEAD UPGRADED

9 May 2006
Parts of the Circular Head municipality will be able to access SBS for the first time, and regular viewers will receive improved reception when the television network's two new analogue transmitters go live this week.

Media Releases 2006

Signing of Hunter Island Lease an Outstanding Community Achievement

22 November 2006
Today's signing of a grazing lease for Hunter Island by the Maguire family was a proud and significant moment for the Circular Head community,' Cr Ross Hine, Mayor of Circular Head, said today.

Water Disruption, Stanley

27 April 2006
The Council, will be replacing dysfunctional water valves in Stanley on Saturday April 29 2006. The works involve the installation of new water valves at five separate locations.

Greenham Tasmania commitment to Smithton

7 March 2006
Greenham Tasmania operate an Abattoir in Smithton, employing some 120 people. The operations consume almost 15% of the water supplied by Council, and represents 10-15% of the total loading on the Smithton sewage treatment plant.

Letter to the Editor, Hunter Island - Graizing Lease

21 February 2006
I would like to acknowledge the wonderful support of the Circular Head community, the Council, the State Government and Minister Bryan Green in ensuring that the grazing lease on Hunter Island is retained. After two years of struggle and as a result of an exhaustive selection process it was also gratifying to see local farmers Tony and Hugh Maguire and their families, have the opportunity to return to the Island.

FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTS IN $750,000 IRISHTOWN ROAD UPGRADE

9 January 2006
Preliminary works have begun on a project to upgrade one of North-West Tasmania's major regional transport routes - the Irishtown Road.

Media Releases 2005

Bass Highway Funding

24 September 2004
The Circular Head Council welcomes the funding by the Australian Government towards the upgrading of the Bass Highway between Burnie and Smithton announced today.

Budget Adoption

7 July 2005
At a special council meeting on Thursday night, 7th July, the Circular Head Council adopted the 2005-2006 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates, announcing a 2.80% increase in general rates. Rates for Water Reticulation and Sewage Disposal were not increased. A 3.5% increase in waste charges has also been implemented.

Change Leader Appointed

12 August 2004
THE CIRCULAR HEAD EDUCATION & TRAINING CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE announced today the appointment of Mrs Wendy Schoenmaker as the change leader who will implement and promote the "Learning Leading, Building a Community of Lifelong Learning" project, funded through a $382,000 grant from the Australian Government's Sustainable Regional Program.

Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool

13 December 2005
Council has experienced higher levels of chlorination at the swimming pool during Saturday and Monday of this week at which the pool was closed to the Public to allow the treatment process to lower the levels of chlorine.

Council welcomes approval of Hunter Island Framework

31 March 2005
The framework for the future management of Hunter Island has been approved by the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage, Ken Bacon following the submission of a proposal by the Circular Head Council in August 2004.

Council welcomes EOI process for Hunter Island

9 August 2005
The calling of Expressions of Interest for the future lease of Hunter Island has been welcomed by Circular Head Mayor Ross Hine.

Dismal Swamp Slide

1 July 2005
The recent press reports surrounding the teething problems with the slide at Dismal Swamp are disconcerting to the Circular Head Community and could impact on the upcoming tourist season.

Greenham Tasmania 2005

23 December 2004
Greenham Tasmania is calling for submissions for its 2005 $10,000 scholarship created to help young people in Tasmania prepare for a future in the Australian dairy and beef industries.

Hunter Island - Proposed Management Agreement

11 August 2004
A proposed Management Agreement for the future management of Hunter Island was presented yesterday to the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage, Ken Bacon following endorsement by the Circular Head Council at a meeting held last week.

Kings Park Development - Stanley

10 July 2005
Circular Head Council today announced additional facilities at Kings Park, the most popular beach picnic location in Stanley.

Mayor’s Breakfast

23 December 2004
Seventy community members representing education, business and industry gathered at the Community & Recreation Centre on Thursday 18th November for the Mayor's Breakfast, supporting the Mayor's Education Fund, which was sponsored and facilitated by Tim Ritchie, Executive Manager - Business Solutions - of Business & Employment.

Old Growth Logging

17 September 2004
At last night's meeting the Circular Head Council unanimously passed a motion of support for Premier Lennon and the State Government on their stance on the issue of old growth logging.

Pensioner Rates Remission

26 July 2005
Circular Head Council General Manager Greg Winton, today advised that an error appears on Rate Notices distributed for properties where a pension rate remission applies.

Recreational Waters – Health Risk

13 December 2005
The Circular Head Council warns visitors and residents against swimming and playing in the sand along Crayfish Creek, and against swimming in the Detention River.

Recycle It Is Worth It

23 December 2004
National Recycling Week To further improve recycling facilities at White Hills Transfer Station, the Council conducted a competition for school children to design new signage. The level of enthusiasm was very pleasing, particularly from the winner Ashley Nielson of the Circular Head Christian School whose "Recycle It Is Worth It" slogan is now one of the new signs erected at White Hills Transfer Station. Ashley won a prize of Books, Puzzles and Stickers and his school also received $100 which might help with reducing waste or improving recycling programs at the school.

Water Quality – Smithton Town Water Supply

1 December 2005
Town water supplies for Circular Head are sourced from Lake Mikany on Deep Creek. The source and treatment system are managed by the Cradle Coast Water Authority (CCW) who undertake thorough routine testing in accordance with industry water quality guidelines.
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