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Deputy Mayor assumes role of Mayor

The King Island Council would like to advise the community that due to Mayor Julie Arnold resigning, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission has confirmed that Deputy Mayor Vernon Philbey will assume the role of Mayor for the remainder of the election term. This change has resulted in the requirement to undertake…

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King Island Mayor Resigns

The King Island Council would like to inform the community that Mayor Julie Arnold has resigned effective from 5 pm Friday 12 August 2022. Stipulation under the Local Government Act 1993, under Schedule 5; S(270) and S(254), outlines conditions of eligibility to be a Councillor and the requirement to have…

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King Island Crowned Overall Winner – Tidy Towns Awards 2022

Keep Australia Beautiful – Australian Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Awards 2022 Congratulations to King Island which has been crowned the Overall Winner of 2022 Tidy Towns Award. King Island was also proud winners in the following categories: Young Legends Award Group Winner:  The Green Team, King Island Environmental Sustainability –…

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Employment Opportunities

Skilled Labourers & Plant Operators Applications are invited for Skilled Labourers and Plant Operators to work in Council’s outdoor workforce team. The position description and selection criteria can be downloaded here or alternatively can be collected from the Council Office. For more information please contact Council’s Administration Manager on 6462 9000.

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Lions Park

Council and Tasports are aware of the current ground water issues at the Lions Park, Currie Harbour which is located on Tasports land. Initial works were to be undertaken by Council on behalf of Tasports, however further investigation is required to identify the source of the excess water and how…

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Patient Travel Assistance Scheme Review

  KP Health has independently reviewed Tasmania’s Patient Travel Assistance Scheme.  The Tasmanian Government has accepted all 35 recommendations provided in the review. Following the review, concession card holders will no longer be required to make co-contributions to their travel costs. Other key recommendations to be implemented include increased travel…

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Keeping Australia Free of Foot- and- Mouth Disease (FMD)

Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) causes major problems in production and animal welfare in a number of countries. Fortunately, Australia is free from FMD, and has been for more than 140 years. By following a few simple rules when returning from an overseas trip you can help keep FMD out of Australia. Always…

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Airport Cafe and Retail Space Lease

Registration Process King Island Council is seeking expressions of interests (EOI) from appropriately skilled, motivated, and experienced individual or business to lease space at the King Island Airport Terminal. Council is particularly interested in registrants who have ideas or proposals on how food, beverage and retail services could be operated…

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Landfill Levy

The Waste and Resource Recovery Act 2022 was recently passed through the Tasmanian Parliament, supporting the Government’s vision for future waste and resource recovery in Tasmania. As a result of the legislation, the Tasmanian Government is now imposing a landfill levy on landfill operators, including Council’s that operates landfills. The…

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Budget 2022-23 – Outline of General Rates Increase

Council has increased the general rate that it collects, in total, by approximately 4%. The Council calculates rates using Assessed Annual Value (AAV) as the basis, this amount is determined by the Valuer-General (VG). The VG has issues “Adjustment Factors” for the valuation of land across the State. These factors…

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