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Community Gym & Wellbeing Centre

Council has received funding from the Commonwealth Government for the development of a community gym and wellbeing facility and improvements to netball and tennis courts at the Currie Oval precinct. Our project consultants are on the Island Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 August and keen to meet with community members…

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Local Government Elections – Nomination Period Open

The candidate nomination period is now open and will close at 12 noon, Monday 19 September 2022. Information including candidates handbook and nomination form are available at Information for candidates – 2022 Local government elections Tasmania (tec.tas.gov.au) For further information visit www.lgat.tas.gov.au/council-elections for more information. 2022 Election Timetable (Key Dates)…

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Invitation for Applications : Artist in Residency 2023

Applications are invited for the 2023 calendar of artist residencies at King Island Council’s Arts & Cultural Centre, with residencies of two to six weeks throughout 2023. All Australia-based artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply. Applications open today, 1 September…

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Currie Oval Complex

As the Football season draws to a close, we hope all spectators and players have enjoyed the new playing ground, fencing and associated structures at the Currie Oval complex. Council would like to ask that parents and guardians ensure that children are properly supervised when attending scheduled sporting events at…

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Works Update

Roads Due to the current wet weather, our road network is under considerable pressure. Council is in the final stages of securing gravel materials for road maintenance. Once the supply is secured and the weather conditions improve, we will undertake pot holing and grading. Please drive to the conditions by…

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Local Government Elections

Voting Elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill Councillor, Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions for all Tasmanian councils in September and October 2022. Voting is compulsory in local government elections for all electors on the State roll. By voting you can help influence what sort of place your community…

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Run for your local council

Standing for election is an opportunity to represent your community and bring your ideas to the table. We are encouraging people with diverse backgrounds to nominate in October’s local government elections to ensure a wide range of views are represented. Visit www.lgat.tas.gov.au/council-elections for more information. 2022 Election timetable (key dates)…

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Cr Duncan McFie as New Deputy Mayor

Councillor Duncan McFie has been elected as Deputy Mayor for the balance of Council’s term, filling the vacancy caused by the previous Deputy Mayor, Vernon Philbey, assumes the role of Mayor. Cr McFie was elected in a secret ballot of Councillors, conducted in accordance with regulations under the Local Government…

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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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