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Airport Café Lease

King Island Council wish to inform the community about the status of the airport café.

Despite the liquidator terminating the café lease held by Nekim Pty Ltd, the council has made the decision to invite Neale and Kim Batey to continue to operate the café on a short term basis. This decision was made to ensure the continuation of a catering service for King Island’s arriving and departing passengers.

The King Island Council has commenced an expression of interest process to secure a long term tenant.  Council is particularly interested in hearing from people who have ideas or proposals on how the café service can be developed given the challenges caused by the COVID-19 emergency.

People interested in leasing the café are invited to register with council by 12 June 2020. All registrations will be treated in strict confidence.


Expressions of Interest

King Island Council invites people with an interest in leasing the café at the King Island Airport to register with Council by no later than 12 June 2020.

Council is particularly interested in registrants who have ideas or proposals on how the café service can be operated and developed during and after the COVID-19 emergency.

Registrants need to provide their contact details and a summary of their experience and skills managing and operating a café or similar hospitality, commercial or tourism business.

After registrations are received, council will meet with each registrant, prior to inviting formal tenders.

A registration of interest should be addressed to the General Manager and marked confidential. Registrations can be posted to PO Box 147, Currie 7256 or emailed to

All registrations will be treated in the strictest confidence.