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Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It lies on the Tasman Highway, around 63 km north-east of Launceston and 22 km south-east of the coastal town of Bridport. The Tasman Highway (or A3) is a Highway in Tasmania, Australia. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the Dorset Council. The Dorset Council is a Local Government Area of Tasmania, encompassing the north-east part of the states mainland
The area was first surveyed in 1855 and was described as, "the best soil on the island . Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Soil, often typeset as SOiL, is a four piece rock band from Chicago Illinois United States founded by Shaun Glass Tom Schofield Tim King and Adam Zadel . . well watered, with a mild climate" by surveyor James Scott, for whom the town is named. This rings true today as the town, as well as being the regional centre for other north-east towns, is a major agricultural centre. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture
Potato farming, dairy farming, pine plantations, poppy cultivation and mining are all major industries in the area. The potato is a Starchy Tuberous crop Vegetable from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Dairy farming is a class of agricultural, or an Animal husbandry enterprise for long-term production of Milk, which may be either processed on-site or This article is about the tree For other uses of the term "pine" see Pine (disambiguation. Fundamentally a plantation is usually a large Farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country on which Cotton, Tobacco A poppy is any of a number of showy Flowers typically withone per stem, belonging to the poppy family. Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body Hops were previously an important crop, however large hop farms have over the last few years been sold and/or turned into dairy farms and eucalypt and pine plantations. Hops are the female Flower cones of the hop plant ( Humulus lupulus)
The setting of the town, surrounded by green fields and blue mountains, as well as increasing infrastructure and improved promotion for visitors, is giving the local tourism industry a boost. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel The Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links and the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm are key local attractions. The Lavenders Lavandula are a Genus of about 25–30 species of Flowering plants in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean
The Forest EcoCentre, operated by Forestry Tasmania, was built in Scottsdale in the late 1990s, as an educational visitor centre designed to inform the public about the forestry industry in Tasmania. Forestry Tasmania is a Tasmanian state government owned corporation The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 A visitor center, centre (see Spelling differences) or visitor information centre may be A visitor center at a specific attraction Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources.
Scottsdale is an important service centre for north-east Tasmania, with shops catering for most residents' needs, however the town's retail sector has recently suffered a decline, with increasing vacancies in the town's main street of King Street. The town has also suffered from the closure of the North-East Tasmania Rail Line, which increased the number of trucks on local roads. The complete removal of rails on major sections of the line halted the possibility of the rail line operating as a tourist route, despite it running through spectacular scenery. Ironically, the rails removed (from scottsdale to Herrick, scottsdale to launcseton remains unused but is being looked at by the various preservation railways) were used for the Abt Wilderness Railway on Tasmania's west coast. The West Coast Wilderness Railway Tasmania is a reconstruction of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company railway between Queenstown and Regatta Point 
Scottsdale is a relatively anglo-saxon community, with the largest groups of foreign-born locals being from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Italy. 72% of the population identifies as Christian. The median age of the town is 36. (Figures from the 2001 census) 
In the 2006 Census, the most common industries of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in Scottsdale were Log Sawmilling and Timber Dressing (15. 4%), School Education (5. 0%) Road Freight Transport (5. 0%), Supermarket and Grocery Stores (4. 3%) and Forestry and Logging (4. 3%).
In Scottsdale the median weekly individual income for persons aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $362, compared with $466 in Australia. The median weekly household income was $697, compared with $1,027 in Australia. The median weekly family income was $936, compared with $1,171 in Australia. 
Scottsdale voters showed their conservatism compared to other Tasmanian towns when they gave the Liberal candidate at the 2004 Federal election, Michael Ferguson, 61. 72% of their vote on a two-party preferred basis.  In the 2007 election, Ferguson managed a slightly smaller majority of 59. 97%. 
Scottsdale consists of a web of streets around two major avenues, King Street (Tasman Highway) and George Street/Tasman Highway or "Ringarooma Road" (Bridport Road). The Tasman Highway (or A3) is a Highway in Tasmania, Australia. The Tasman Highway (or A3) is a Highway in Tasmania, Australia. The main shopping area is located around King Street and Victoria Street.
The high point of the town is located in Mary Street where there is a large water storage tank.
Elesmere is the "original" Scottsdale where the first settlement was built, located now on the northern outskirts of the town.
The other well-known locality is Lades Estate, primarily a government housing area. Lades Estate has earned the nickname Sin City because of the higher crime rate and lower socio-economic status of this area of Scottsdale.
Public facilities in the town include a outdoor swimming pool, sports stadium, 9-hole golf course, public library (including an online access centre), primary school, and high school (grade 7 to grade 10).
Northeast Park is a popular facility in the town, and provides seven days free camping for those passing through the region. Northeast Park has had recent upgrades, with community support helping to improve the park.
Scottsdale's residents have been known as having a friendly, open nature, who are self-reliant and generous. 
The town gained national media attention in 2005 and 2006 when fears about job losses in the local sawmilling industry  arose in the Scottsdale community.
In July 2006 Scottsdale, the heart of Tasmania's "north-east Bible belt", was given national coverage because local Exclusive Brethren sect members were named as having conducted an advertising smear against the Australian Greens political party. The Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States of America in which socially conservative Evangelical Protestantism is a The Exclusive Brethren are a subset of the Christian evangelical movement generally described as the Plymouth Brethren. The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is a Green Australian political party.  Scottsdale again received national attention in relation to this issue when the Greens party attempted to pass a motion to have a Senate Inquiry into the activities of the Exclusive Brethren.  Exclusive Brethren members are successful local business people.
There has been consternation and division in 2005 and 2006 in the local community and against the Dorset Council over the issue of the closure of William Street to through traffic and the blessing of Lilydale Road and Listers Lane as a trucking route.  A new "version" of Listers Lane was built to link Lilydale Road to Bridport Road. Many local businesses protested against the closure of William Street, and today the new road sits unused because of safety reasons, a "white elephant" costing several million dollars. The road reopened in 2008.
Major activity is currently afoot around Scottsdale in the development of the tourist trail, "Trail of the Tin Dragon". 
Scottsdale locals gain a sense of community by participating in activities related to the local primary and high schools, churches and sport. AFL football is very popular in the town, as are swimming, golf, hockey, bowls and basketball. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Field hockey is a Team sport in which players attempt to score goals by hitting the Ball across the pitch with a stick Bowls (also known as Lawn Bowls or Lawn Bowling) is a precision Sport in which the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical Balls Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m
Students wishing to complete their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) are required to attend college in the city of Launceston. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia
Scottsdale is served by television stations ABC TV, SBS, Southern Cross Tasmania, WIN Television, radio stations Heart 7SD 540 kHz and Sea FM 99. ABT is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 's television station in Hobart, Tasmania. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS is one of two government-funded Australian Public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the TNT Launceston is a television station based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by the WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales Australia SEA FM is a commercial Australian radio network consisting of stations in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania and is owned by 7 MHz, and local newspaper The North-East Advertiser.
7SD previously operated from studios in Scottsdale's King Street. It provided a community service by joining together locals over the large north-east Tasmania area by for example publishing cooking books filled with recipes by locals. There are no longer local radio broadcasts from Scottsdale itself. 7SD has recently been rebranded "Heart" 7SD and is now run from Launceston while Sea FM is run from Devonport, with many programmes being networked from the Gold Coast, Queensland. This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast.